January 9, 1999
ATLANTA – Junior forward Ron Hale led Florida State with 24 points and
six rebounds as the Seminoles cruised past Georgia Tech 75-56 Saturday.
Hale’s contribution sparked the winning effort for the Seminoles and the
team’s ability to improve its ACC record to 2-1. The Seminoles are 8-6 overall.
Seminoles’ Forward Damous Anderson added 15 points and seven rebounds and
point guard Delvon Arrington added an additional thirteen assists, seven
rebounds and six points.
Florida State dominated Georgia Tech throughout the game, scoring the first
six points of the game and then stretching their lead by as much as 16 points
in the first half and 21 points in the second.
The Jackets managed to get on the scoreboard for the first time in the game
at 16:21, on a three pointer by T.J. Vines. Another three point shot by Vines
helped the Jackets pull within six points at 1:53, but Oliver Simmons’ three
pointer and Terrell Baker’s layup stretched the Seminole lead to 30-19.
Tech’s Tony Akins managed to sneak in his three point shot just before the
buzzer to cut the Seminole lead to 30-22 at the half.
In the second half, the Jackets closed to within six points again, at 14:37,
but a Tech turnover and a loose ball foul called on center Alvin Jones ended
Defensively, the Seminoles fought hard on the boards to tie Tech at 37
rebounds. In their past four games, Florida State had been outrebounded by an
average of 14.
In a lone bright spot for the Yellow Jackets, seven-foot junior forward
Jason Collier scored 17 points and pulled down four rebounds.
The loss at home snapped a seven game win streak for the Yellow Jackets
(10-6), and dropped their ACC record to 1-3. They shot just 36.2 percent of
their field goal attempts.