COLUMBUS, Ohio (BGSU Athletic Communications) -- Georgia Tech, leading the Bowling Green State University women's basketball team by just a point at halftime, went on a run early in the second half to pull away for a 69-58 win Saturday morning/afternoon (March 19). The game, a first-round contest in the NCAA Championships, was held at St. John Arena.
With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 24-10 on the year, and move on to face Ohio State in Monday's second round. The Falcons see the season come to an end with an overall record of 28-5.
Senior Lauren Prochaska, in her final game at BGSU, led the Falcons and tied for game honors with 19 points. Sophomore Chrissy Steffen joined Prochaska in double figures, with 16 points in Saturday's game. Steffen made five of her six shot attempts from the field.
Sasha Goodlett led three GT double-digit scorers with 19 points, while Alex Montgomery had a double-double with 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Tyaunna Marshall scored 12 points off the bench, and also had a game-high five steals.
The Falcons were within a single point at the half, after redshirt sophomore Danielle Havel scored back-to-back baskets, with the second shot just beating the halftime buzzer. But, the Jackets opened the second period on a 10-2 run to take a nine-point lead.
The Falcons closed to within five points on a layup by senior Tracy Pontius with 13:39 remaining. But, GT would hold the Falcons without a point for over four minutes, going on an 8-0 run to take a 57-42 lead with under eight minutes left. BGSU could not get within single digits the rest of the way.
Georgia Tech's pressure defense forced the Falcons into a season-high 25 turnovers in the game, and the Yellow Jackets did not allow BGSU to hit a three-point field goal until more than 33 minutes were gone. BG went just 2-of-6 from beyond the arc, posting season-low totals in three-pointers made and attempted.