THE APARTMENTS – Georgia Tech extended his winning streak to four games Sunday afternoon, pocketing a contested 66-58 victory over Florida State in the McCamish Pavilion. Three yellow jackets finished in double digits to push Tech at 8-3 overall and 6-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference game.
In one game of tracks, Tech rocked a slow start against the Seminoles, erasing an 11-point deficit in the first quarter with an 11-3 push to open second frame and take the narrow advantage. The teams would trade the lead back and forth before Lotta-Maj Lahtinen’s three straight points put the Jackets 33-30 with 1:34 left in the half. Tech would retain the same margin at halftime, but came out strong in the intermission, posting a 12-3 run to take his biggest lead in the game, 48-36, with 4:55 on the clock.
Florida State burned their second frame timeout after Loyal McQueen’s triple that put Tech par 12, and responded by holding the Jackets scoreless for the remainder of the quarter, closing the lead to 48-47 in the final 10 minutes. A three-point Kourtney Weber gave the Seminoles their last lead, 52-50, with 8:18 left before Kierra Fletcher came in big for the Jackets, hitting back-to-back buckets, including a three-run that went returned the final conduit to Tech, triggering a 16-6 stroke to close the game.
Tech went 13-for-16 from the charity strip led by McQueen’s 6-for-6 effort, while Lahtinen added a 4-for-6 performance. FSU was limited to a 3 for 5 performance on the free throw line. The Jackets dominated on the glass, winning the battle, 48-26, punctuated by nine rebounds from Lorela Cubaj.
Fletcher led all scorers with 18 points, followed by Lahtinen with 17 and McQueen with 12 off the bench. Morgan Jones led the Seminoles with 14 points.
The Jackets return to hardwood on Thursday, Jan. 28, visiting Miami. The tip is scheduled for 6 p.m. on the ACC network.
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