No. 25 Virginia Slips By No. 22 Georgia Tech, 57-55
Jan. 24, 2010
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -Monica Wright scored 15 of her game-high 23 points in the second half to lift No. 25 Virginia to a 57-55 win over No. 22 Georgia Tech on Sunday.
Lexie Gerson added 10 points for the Cavaliers (14-5, 3-2 ACC), who survived a wild final 10 seconds. Brigitte Ardossi missed a potential tying 3-pointer, and after a missed foul shot by Virginia, Tech guard Sharena Taylor was fouled with 1.2 seconds.
Taylor made the first free throw but had to miss the second intentionally, and the Yellow Jackets (16-5, 2-3) could not gather in the loose ball.
Ardossi paced Georgia Tech with 18 points and Deja Foster added 11. Sasha Goodlett and Alex Montogomery finished with 10 points each.
Virginia trailed 20-7 early in the game, then used a 14-0 run to take the lead. The Cavaliers held on thanks to their foul shooting (16 of 17) and their bench play, where they outscored Georgia Tech 21-2.