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The Basics

Score: Georgia Tech 84, Western Carolina 49

Records:  Western Carolina 1-3, Georgia Tech 2-1

Location: McCamish Pavilion Atlanta, Ga.       

ATLANTA, Ga. – Western Carolina women’s basketball fell on the road to Georgia Tech 84-49 Tuesday at the McCamish Pavilion.

The Catamounts came out strong early in the game jumping out to a quick 9-2 lead. However, the Ramblin Wreck closed out the first and second-period outscoring WCU 36-9 in the remaining minutes of the first, and all of the second, to take control of the rest of the game.

The scrappy Catamounts never gave up, however, coming out clawing in the second half scoring 16 points to Georgia Tech’s 24 in the third and scoring 15 in the fourth.

Turning Point

Trailing by just six, 18-12, after the first period, Western Carolina put up only six points in the second period as Georgia Tech outscored the Catamounts 20-6 setting up the rest of the game and leading to the Ramblin Wreck’s victory.

Individual Leaders

  • Jewel Smalls led the Catamounts with 11 points scoring nine of her 11 in the second half. 
  • Angel Allen and Tess Harris each had nine points.
  • Allen also ripped down a team-high seven rebounds and also dished out a team-best five assists.
  • Harris hit three of the Catamounts’ seven three-pointers in the game.
  • Francesca Pan led Georgia Tech with 19 points.  

 

Inside the Box Score

  • After a rough second period, in which WCU scored six points, the Catamounts bounced back with 16 points in the third period and 15 in the fourth to put together 31 points in the second half.
  • Western Carolina held Georgia Tech to 39.2 percent shooting while WCU shot 31.5 percent.
  • Western Carolina had 28 turnovers in the game equates to 31 points for Georgia Tech.
  • Georgia Tech went to the line 22 times and hit 15. WCU earned 12 trips the charity stripe and connected on eight.  

News & Notes

  • Smalls 11 points are the second time this season the rookie has scored in double figures.
  • Harris has hit nine three-pointers in the last two games. 
  • The Catamounts have had at least one player score in double figures in all four games to open the season.
  • Allen’s five assists tie her career-high and her seven rebounds were two shy of tying her career game record.
  • Freshman Jada Miller hit the first three-pointer of her career against Georgia Tech.

Upcoming:

Western Carolina travels to in-state rival UNC Asheville Saturday with a tip time set for 1 p.m. at Kimmel Arena.

For the latest information on Catamount women's basketball, follow @catamounts on Twitter or go to www.catamountsports.com.

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