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2011 ACC Tournament Preview
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Round 1: #9 Wake Forest 74, #8 Virginia 68

Round 1: #5 GaTech 81, #12 VaTech 58
By Orin Day and Rob Clough
March 3, 2011

Georgia Tech Blows Out the Hokies


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Fifth-seeded Georgia Tech didn't waste any time in putting away the last place Hokies in today's opening game, resting their starters most of the way home in their 81-58 win. Given that fact the game wasn't nearly as close as the score - the margin was 40-14 at halftime as the Jackets press harassed the Hokies into 22 first half turnovers. Georgia Tech finished with an amazing 49 bench points and 38 points off turnovers. This contest was illustrative of the difference between a team hungry to prove itself and one that was disinterested & disorganized. The Jackets led by as many as 42 points in a game that saw them build a double-digit lead just five minutes in. Alex Montgomery of Georgia Tech led her team with 14 points & 7 rebounds, and Ty Marshall matched her with 14. Hokie seniors Elizabeth Basham and Nikki Davis were among the few VT players who evinced any signs of urgency; Davis had 15 points and Basham 10 in their last college games. The end result was a nice workout for the Jackets but not a strenuous exercise as they must face Maryland tomorrow. They were all business and were determined to end this one early. For their part, VT was a mostly willing victim. Until the last minutes of the game, their sheer lack of competitiveness was indicative of their season as a whole. While there is talent on this team (and more than coach Beth Dunkenberger has had in some of her years in Blacksburg), there was little cohesion. Dunkenberger never had to coach effort or teamwork prior to this season, and it leads many to wonder if she'll be back next season, given that her contract is up this year. The consensus around the Coliseum today is that she won't.

Top Performers:

  • GT Alex Montgomery: 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-8 3FG), 7 rebounds, 19 minutes
  • GT Tyaunna Marshall: 14 points, 3 assists, 14 minutes
  • VT Elizabeth Basham 10 points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3FG), 9 minutes

Link to this Photo Georgia Tech's MaChelle Joseph was concerned before the tipoff.  Her worries were unfounded.
Georgia Tech's MaChelle Joseph was concerned before the tipoff. Her worries were unfounded.
Link to this Photo Opening Tip  - GT Players: #22 Alex Montgomery
Opening Tip
 
GT Tags: #22 Alex Montgomery
Link to this Photo First basket  - GT Players: #22 Alex Montgomery
First basket
 
GT Tags: #22 Alex Montgomery

Link to this Photo Shot block by Ayers  - VT Players: #23 Brittany Gordon, #32 Taylor Ayers - GT Tags: #45 Sasha Goodlett
Shot block by Ayers
 
VT Tags: #23 Brittany Gordon, #32 Taylor Ayers
GT Tags: #45 Sasha Goodlett
Link to this Photo Jackets press in action, forcing 22 first half turnovers  - VT Players: #31 Monet Tellier - GT Tags: #23 Deja Foster
Jackets press in action, forcing 22 first half turnovers
 
VT Tags: #31 Monet Tellier
GT Tags: #23 Deja Foster
Link to this Photo Tech tries to get something going but fall further behind  - VT Players: #12 Nikki Davis - GT Tags: #23 Deja Foster
Tech tries to get something going but fall further behind
 
VT Tags: #12 Nikki Davis
GT Tags: #23 Deja Foster

Link to this Photo First point for Tech  - VT Players: #32 Taylor Ayers
First point for Tech
 
VT Tags: #32 Taylor Ayers
Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - GT Players: #22 Alex Montgomery
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GT Tags: #22 Alex Montgomery
Link to this Photo One of Montgomery's four first half treys  - GT Players: #22 Alex Montgomery
One of Montgomery's four first half treys
 
GT Tags: #22 Alex Montgomery

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Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - VT Players: #12 Nikki Davis - GT Tags: #10 Danielle Hamilton-Carter
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VT Tags: #12 Nikki Davis
GT Tags: #10 Danielle Hamilton-Carter
Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - VT Players: #13 Alyssa Fenyn, #20 Nia Evans, #33 Shanel Harrison
DWHoops Photo
 
VT Tags: #13 Alyssa Fenyn, #20 Nia Evans, #33 Shanel Harrison

Link to this Photo The rout was on...
The rout was on...
Link to this Photo Hokie Coach Beth Dunkenberger's contract probably will not be renewed after this season
Hokie Coach Beth Dunkenberger's contract probably will not be renewed after this season

Link to this Photo One of VT's six first half hoops  - VT Players: #33 Shanel Harrison
One of VT's six first half hoops
 
VT Tags: #33 Shanel Harrison
Link to this Photo GT's bench was well exercised  - GT Players: #3 Sharena Taylor
GT's bench was well exercised
 
GT Tags: #3 Sharena Taylor
Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - GT Players: #15 Tyaunna Marshall
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GT Tags: #15 Tyaunna Marshall

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Link to this Photo Dunkenberger calls for a walk, but it's another Jacket fast break score
Dunkenberger calls for a walk, but it's another Jacket fast break score
Link to this Photo Dunkenberger directs the offense
Dunkenberger directs the offense

Link to this Photo A stop for the Hokies  - VT Players: #12 Nikki Davis, #13 Alyssa Fenyn - GT Tags: #15 Tyaunna Marshall
A stop for the Hokies
 
VT Tags: #12 Nikki Davis, #13 Alyssa Fenyn
GT Tags: #15 Tyaunna Marshall
Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - VT Players: #21 Brittni Montgomery - GT Tags: #45 Sasha Goodlett
DWHoops Photo
 
VT Tags: #21 Brittni Montgomery
GT Tags: #45 Sasha Goodlett
Link to this Photo In the stands...
In the stands...

Link to this Photo Hokie Bird
Hokie Bird
Link to this Photo Buzz
Buzz
Link to this Photo Jackets fast break  - GT Players: #1 Dawnn Maye
Jackets fast break
 
GT Tags: #1 Dawnn Maye

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Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - VT Players: #32 Taylor Ayers - GT Tags: #1 Dawnn Maye
DWHoops Photo
 
VT Tags: #32 Taylor Ayers
GT Tags: #1 Dawnn Maye
Link to this Photo Hokies missed three from point blank range this trip  - VT Players: #13 Alyssa Fenyn - GT Tags: #2 Mo Bennett
Hokies missed three from point blank range this trip
 
VT Tags: #13 Alyssa Fenyn
GT Tags: #2 Mo Bennett
Link to this Photo The third miss this trip  - VT Players: #32 Taylor Ayers
The third miss this trip
 
VT Tags: #32 Taylor Ayers

Link to this Photo Dunkenberger
Dunkenberger
Link to this Photo Jackets swarming at both ends of the floor  - VT Players: #12 Nikki Davis - GT Tags: #1 Dawnn Maye, #2 Mo Bennett
Jackets swarming at both ends of the floor
 
VT Tags: #12 Nikki Davis
GT Tags: #1 Dawnn Maye, #2 Mo Bennett
Link to this Photo Halftime entertainment!
Halftime entertainment!

Link to this Photo Screaming schoolkid day, part one...
Screaming schoolkid day, part one...
Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - GT Players: #2 Mo Bennett
DWHoops Photo
 
GT Tags: #2 Mo Bennett

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Link to this Photo Fenyn in the swarm  - VT Players: #13 Alyssa Fenyn - GT Tags: #2 Mo Bennett, #10 Danielle Hamilton-Carter
Fenyn in the swarm
 
VT Tags: #13 Alyssa Fenyn
GT Tags: #2 Mo Bennett, #10 Danielle Hamilton-Carter
Link to this Photo Foul  - VT Players: #33 Shanel Harrison - GT Tags: #5 Metra Walthour
Foul
 
VT Tags: #33 Shanel Harrison
GT Tags: #5 Metra Walthour
Link to this Photo Foul  - VT Players: #13 Alyssa Fenyn - GT Tags: #14 LaQuananisha Adams
Foul
 
VT Tags: #13 Alyssa Fenyn
GT Tags: #14 LaQuananisha Adams

Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo
DWHoops Photo
Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - VT Players: #13 Alyssa Fenyn - GT Tags: #10 Danielle Hamilton-Carter
DWHoops Photo
 
VT Tags: #13 Alyssa Fenyn
GT Tags: #10 Danielle Hamilton-Carter
Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - GT Players: #1 Dawnn Maye
DWHoops Photo
 
GT Tags: #1 Dawnn Maye

Link to this Photo Foul  - VT Players: #21 Brittni Montgomery - GT Tags: #32 Chelsea Regins
Foul
 
VT Tags: #21 Brittni Montgomery
GT Tags: #32 Chelsea Regins
Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - VT Players: #21 Brittni Montgomery - GT Tags: #32 Chelsea Regins
DWHoops Photo
 
VT Tags: #21 Brittni Montgomery
GT Tags: #32 Chelsea Regins
Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - VT Players: #13 Alyssa Fenyn - GT Tags: #32 Chelsea Regins
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Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - GT Players: #32 Chelsea Regins
DWHoops Photo
 
GT Tags: #32 Chelsea Regins
Link to this Photo Blocked shot  - VT Players: #31 Monet Tellier - GT Tags: #2 Mo Bennett
Blocked shot
 
VT Tags: #31 Monet Tellier
GT Tags: #2 Mo Bennett
Link to this Photo Counseling from Coach Joseph  - GT Players: #3 Sharena Taylor
Counseling from Coach Joseph
 
GT Tags: #3 Sharena Taylor

Link to this Photo Counseling from Coach Joseph  - GT Players: #3 Sharena Taylor
Counseling from Coach Joseph
 
GT Tags: #3 Sharena Taylor
Link to this Photo Faked onto the floor!  - VT Players: #12 Nikki Davis - GT Tags: #1 Dawnn Maye
Faked onto the floor!
 
VT Tags: #12 Nikki Davis
GT Tags: #1 Dawnn Maye
Link to this Photo For three... good!  - VT Players: #33 Shanel Harrison - GT Tags: #12 Frida Fogdemark
For three... good!
 
VT Tags: #33 Shanel Harrison
GT Tags: #12 Frida Fogdemark

Link to this Photo Bench erupts at Fogdemark three
Bench erupts at Fogdemark three
Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - VT Players: #33 Shanel Harrison - GT Tags: #2 Mo Bennett
DWHoops Photo
 
VT Tags: #33 Shanel Harrison
GT Tags: #2 Mo Bennett
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Link to this Photo Basham came off the bench and was on fire  - VT Players: #42 Elizabeth Basham
Basham came off the bench and was on fire
 
VT Tags: #42 Elizabeth Basham
Link to this Photo Joseph on the bench, not letting up
Joseph on the bench, not letting up
Link to this Photo An earfull  - GT Players: #44 Jasmine Blain
An earfull
 
GT Tags: #44 Jasmine Blain

Link to this Photo Another earfull
Another earfull
Link to this Photo Joseph gives it to Dawnn Maye as the Hokies exploit Jacket errors  - GT Players: #1 Dawnn Maye
Joseph gives it to Dawnn Maye as the Hokies exploit Jacket errors
 
GT Tags: #1 Dawnn Maye
Link to this Photo Passing out of trouble  - VT Players: #23 Brittany Gordon - GT Tags: #10 Danielle Hamilton-Carter, #24 Shayla Bivins
Passing out of trouble
 
VT Tags: #23 Brittany Gordon
GT Tags: #10 Danielle Hamilton-Carter, #24 Shayla Bivins

Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - GT Players: #10 Danielle Hamilton-Carter
DWHoops Photo
 
GT Tags: #10 Danielle Hamilton-Carter
Link to this Photo Rejected!  - VT Players: #31 Monet Tellier - GT Tags: #1 Dawnn Maye
Rejected!
 
VT Tags: #31 Monet Tellier
GT Tags: #1 Dawnn Maye
Link to this Photo Good for three!  - GT Players: #11 Sandra Ngoie-Hasahya
Good for three!
 
GT Tags: #11 Sandra Ngoie-Hasahya

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Link to this Photo Coaches shake hands.
Coaches shake hands.
Link to this Photo The end of the road?
The end of the road?



2011 ACC Tournament Preview
 
Round 1: #9 Wake Forest 74, #8 Virginia 68

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