Lady Bulldogs Swat Yellow Jackets 79-69

ATLANTA - Megan Darrah notched her third double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds as the No. 8 Lady Dogs (7-0) topped Georgia Tech (3-3) 79-69 at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

"This was a great game," said head coach Andy Landers. It had the sense and feel of a home game. That was real exciting for our players, and I know they enjoyed it."

With the win, Landers passed former Georgia Tech guard Roger Kaiser as the all-time winningest basketball coach in the state of Georgia.

Georgia Tech started the game strong pulling ahead of the Lady Dogs 4-0 after two quick buckets with just over one minute played in the contest. Darrah would put Georgia on the board with a pair of free throws off a Janese Hardrick steal at the 18:06 mark. The Lady Dogs tied the game for the first time at 16:11 when Ashley Houts drove through the wide-open lane setting the score at 6-6.

The Yellow Jackets pulled ahead over the next 5:40 securing their first double-digit lead at 10:31 as Brigitte Ardossi hit a layup giving Georgia Tech the 21-11 advantage. Georgia held The Yellow Jackets scoreless for 4:30 as the Lady Dogs soared on a 13-0 run.

Georgia's first lead of the game came with 6:53 remaining in the half as Tasha Humphrey pulled up and hit a three pointer off the feed from Hardrick. The Lady Dogs built on their lead, which hit its highest mark of the half at 1:01 when Christy Marshall gave Georgia a nine-point advantage. Marshall finished the game tying her career high in points with 16.

The Lady Dogs would enter the locker room up 39-31 off Hardrick's two shots from the charity stripe with 3.2 seconds left on the clock.

The Yellow Jackets opened the second stanza on a 12-4 run to give the game its third tie at 16:54. Georgia Tech would take its first lead since the 6:54 mark in the first half as Janie Mitchell hit a three at 15:58. Mitchell would end the game as the leading scorer posting 26 points

The Lady Dogs fought their way back going on a 18-3 run over the next six minutes to take back the lead which they would never give up for the duration of the contest.

Although it was just her second game of the season, Humphrey led all Lady Dogs in scoring with 23 points, including 8-of-8 from the free throw line.

Georgia's bench played a pivotal role in the team's performance scoring 41 of the 79 points with Humphrey and Marshall combining for 39.

The Lady Dogs will resume play at home when they host the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee on Thursday, Dec. 7, for a 7:00 p.m. (ET) contest.

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