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Alarie Picks Up Second Straight Double-Double, but Georgia Tech Earns 67-56 Victory Over Princeton

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets held off a second half rally from the Princeton Tigers, earning a 67-56 victory at Jadwin Gym on Sunday afternoon.
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets held off a second half rally from the Princeton Tigers, earning a 67-56 victory at Jadwin Gym on Sunday afternoon.
 
After trailing by as many as 16 in the third quarter, the Tigers climbed within five with 2:41 to go in the game, but the Yellow Jackets closed out with the win.
 
Bella Alarie secured her second straight double-double, the ninth of her career, with 12 points and 11 rebounds. She also contributed four steals and two blocks. Abby Meyers registered 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals while Carlie Littlefield and Tia Weledji scored 10 each in the loss.
 
The Tigers started quickly, snagging the first five points before Georgia Tech scored eight-in-a-row to take an 8-5 lead with 5:57 remaining. The two teams combined for seven made field goals in the first quarter as the Yellow Jackets led 14-12 after 10 minutes of action.
 
Georgia Tech opened up the second stanza with 13 of the first 15 points, taking a 27-14 advantage at the 1:10 mark. Alarie's sparking three-point play set the score at 27-17 at the intermission
  The Yellow Jackets began the second half on a 9-3 push to extend its lead to 16, 36-20, as the clock read 7:24. This time, it was Princeton's turn to go on a run as it jumped out with a 15-6 spurt. During that four-minute span, the Tigers made three treys while Alarie and Meyers combined for 13 points. Georgia Tech kept Princeton at distance and took a 13-point lead (52-39) into the final frame.
 
Weledji's three-pointer cut Princeton's deficit to single-digits (52-44) at the 8:03 mark in the fourth quarter, but the Yellow Jackets ripped off seven straight to go back in front by 15, 59-44, with 6:36 left.
 
The Tigers wouldn't go away through. Treys from Meyers, Littlefield and Weledji helped get the game back to a five-point affair (61-56) as the clock read 2:41, but Georgia Tech held the Tigers without a field goal the rest of the way to pick up the victory.
 
Chanin Scott led the road squad with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Francesca Pan (13 points) and Elo Edeferioka (10 points) posted double-figures in the win.
 
Princeton falls to 2-1 on the season while Georgia Tech improves to 4-0. The Tigers will travel to Davidson next Saturday (Nov. 25). Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.
 

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