Wake Forest Falls To Georgia Tech 82-64

Feb. 21, 2013

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By Gary Petit, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWBB)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Georgia Tech used two first half runs to build a 20-point lead and never looked back en route to an 82-64 victory over Wake Forest Thursday night at the Joel Coliseum.

The loss drops the Demon Deacons to 11-16 overall and 4-11 in the ACC while the win improves Tech to 12-14 on the year and 5-10 in the conference.

Wake Forest senior Sandra Garcia notched her second-straight double-double with 16 points and a season-high 15 rebounds. She finished one rebound away from tying her career-high of 16.

Fellow senior Lakevia Boykin was the only other Deacon in double-figures, finishing with 14 points and four rebounds. Asia Williams dished-out a game-high eight assists giving her 18 assists in the last two games.

For Georgia Tech, Tyaunna Marshall scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Marshall also scored 28 points in the teams' first meeting of the season in Atlanta. Sydnwy Wallace was 5-of-8 from beyond the arc and finished with 20 points while Aaliyah Whiteside chipped-in with a career-high 18 points.

The Georgia Tech three-quarter court pressure forced the Deacons in the 24 turnovers and the Jackets would convert them into 30 points. Wake Forest shot just 34 percent from the floor and pulled down a season-high 50 rebounds, including a season-high 22 on the offensive end.

The Deacons handled the Georgia Tech pressure well at the onset, running out to an 8-2 lead in the first four minutes. But it was all Tech after that. The Jackets tied the game with a 6-0 run and then with Wake leading 15-13 a Whiteside three-point play jump-started a 13-0 Georgia Tech run, giving them a 28-15 lead.



Wake answered back to pull within 30-20 but another 11-0 Jacket run pushed the lead out to 41-20 and Tech would eventually take a 47-24 lead into the break. Marshall had 20 points in the opening half for the Yellow Jackets while Garcia led the Deacs with seven points and nine rebounds. Wake had 13 turnovers in the first half which led to 18 Georgia Tech points.

Tech scored the first five points of the second half to shove the lead out to 28 points, its largest of the night, and the Deacons really never challenged the rest of the way. Wake's bench trimmed the lead down to as few as 16 and the Jackets would go on for an 82-64 victory.

The Demon Deacons will regroup and head to Charlottesville, Va., to take on Virginia this Monday. The game is set to tip off at 7:00 and it will be televised on RSN.

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