Friday, January 5, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA - Two Yellow Jackets gave career performances Thursday and led the Georgia Tech women to a lopsided victory over Winston-Salem State, 75-43, at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Daphne Mitchell, a junior forward from Atlanta, saw her career scoring high nearly double Thursday, scoring 19 points. Her previous best was 10 points in the Dec. 29 win over Alcorn State.
It was Mitchell's back-to-back buckets that gave Tech a 12-point lead with under four minutes to play in the first, which was the largest lead of the half. Mitchell missed only three shots from the field, was perfect from the line and added four rebounds and a block. This is the first time in her career she led the team in scoring.
Jacqua Williams, who started in her seventh straight game of the season, came away tying a career-best with six steals, four of which in the first half.
The Jackets, who led 33-21 at the break, came out firing in the second half and made 10 of their first 15 field goal attempts. Tech finished with its fifth 30-point win of the season.
The team's leading scorer, Central Gwinnett grad Stephanie Higgs, added 18 points and Chioma Nnamaka finished with 13 points and five rebounds.