NC State edges No. 22 Georgia Tech 54-46

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)—Marissa Kastanek scored nine points to help North Carolina State defeat No. 22 Georgia Tech 54-46 on Sunday.

Bonae Holston scored all eight of her points in the second half for the Wolfpack (17-12, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who never trailed en route to their fourth win in five games.

Georgia Tech, which trailed 41-30 with 7:30 remaining, cut N.C. State’s lead to 44-42 on a layup by Deja Foster with 1:54 to play. But N.C. State’s Brittany Strachan answered with a 3-pointer with 58.8 seconds left to extend the lead to five.

Brigitte Ardossi scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Georgia Tech (22-8, 8-6), which came up short in its bid to break the school record for victories in a season.

Alex Montgomery added 11 points for the Yellow Jackets, who committed 18 of their 26 turnovers in the first half on the way to a season-low point total.

Updated Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

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 Georgia Tech
Brigitte Ardossi Brigitte Ardossi
7-15,  18 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists
 N.C. State
Brittany Strachan Brittany Strachan
3-7,  7 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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