|Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph shouts to her team during the first half of an NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference women's tournament basketball game against North Carolina State in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)|
No. 15 Ga Tech women rout NC State 87-61 at ACCs
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Tyaunna Marshall scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 15 Georgia Tech claimed a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game by routing North Carolina State 87-61 on Saturday.
Metra Walthour added 13 points for the fourth-seeded Yellow Jackets (24-7). They led by as much as 36, shot 53 percent and built a 53-28 rebounding advantage to reach their first title game since 1992.
Sasha Goodlett had 12 points and 10 rebounds to help Georgia Tech win its seventh straight and beat the Wolfpack for the third time.
Myisha Goodwin-Coleman had 13 points, Kody Burke added 12 and Marissa Kastanek had 10 for ninth-seeded N.C. State (18-15), which never got closer than 18 after halftime.