Feb. 19, 2003
ATLANTA, Ga. – The Florida State women’s basketball team dropped to 15-9 overall and 7-6 in ACC play with an 86-56 loss at Georgia Tech (16-9, 4-9) on Wednesday night at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Athens, Ga., native Ganiyat Adeduntan led FSU with 13 points.
The Seminoles scored the game’s first four points only to have the Yellow Jackets run off 13 straight and FSU found itself down nine just four minutes into the game. Fallon Stokes scored 12 of Tech’s first 16 points, helping the Yellow Jackets to a commanding 21-8 advantage at the 11:33 mark of the first half. Tech extended its lead to 27-8 before the Seminoles scored again. A three-pointer by Linnea Liljestrand brought the Seminoles within 16 at 30-14 at the 7:30 mark, but over the next four minutes, the Jackets outscored FSU 12-2 to go up by 26, 42-16. Tech’s Megan Isom, who had 12 first half points, hit her fourth three-pointer of the half to put the Jackets up by 26 again at the break at 47-21. Stokes led all scorers with 14 points despite leaving the game at the 6:15 mark with her third foul. FSU was led by Trinetta Moore and Adeduntan, who had five points apiece. Seminole leading scorer Tasheika Morris was held scoreless in the first 20 minutes as FSU shot just 23 percent. Georgia Tech shot 58 percent for the half and outrebounded the Seminoles, 24-11.
Adeduntan hit two straight three-pointers to open the second half to pull the Seminoles to within 20. After falling behind by 24, the Seminoles scored six straight to pull within 18 with 15:12 left in the game, but Isom responded with yet another three-pointer to put the Jackets up by 21. Three of Tech’s next four baskets were from three-point range, putting the Jackets ahead by 29. Tech went up 30 at 69-39 with 9:16 remaining and led by at least 27 the rest of the game. The Seminoles played the final few minutes with three freshmen and two sophomores in the line up.
FSU shot just 31 percent for the game and was outrebounded 44-36. Genesis Choice added nine points while Morris finished the game with a season-low eight points.
FSU will travel to Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday for a 1 p.m. contest at Virginia.