BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Tyaunna Marshall scored 22 points to lead Georgia Tech (No. 25 AP) past Virginia Tech 78-57 on Thursday night.
Virginia Tech (9-11, 0-6 ACC), which has lost seven straight, kept the game close for the first 15 minutes and trailed 21-20 after Brittany Gordon's basket with 6:10 left in the first half. But behind eight points from Marshall, the Yellow Jackets went on a 12-2 run to open a 33-22 lead.Georgia Tech (18-5, 6-1), which entered tied for second in the ACC standings behind Duke, put the game away early in the second half. After the Hokies cut the lead to 35-29 on a three-point play by Alyssa Fenyn, the Yellow Jackets went on a 24-5 run, taking a 59-34 lead on Marshall's 3-pointer with 12:36 remaining.They led by as many as 32 in the game.Marshall went 8-of-10 from the floor for Georgia Tech, making both 3-point attempts and 4-of-5 from the free-throw line. Sasha Goodlett added 13 points and Metra Walthour had 11.Virginia Tech, which hasn't reached 60 points in an ACC game this season, got a career-high 17 points from Fenyn. Gordon added a season-high 13 for the Hokies.