Sunday, November 21, 2010

1/1 Connecticut Huskies (3-0)

Results: Connecticut 71, Georgia Tech 51
Player of the Game: Sr. W Maya Moore (30p, 8r, 4a, 2s, 2b, 39m)
Def. Player of the Game: Sr W Maya Moore (5dr, 2s, 2b, 39m)
Fr. Player of the Game: Fr. G Bria Hartley (15p, 3a, 2s, 39m)
Stat of the Game: Pts. Off TO's: UConn 23, Georgia Tech 11

Summary: UConn All-American Maya Moore made her homecoming with 30 points as the Huskies defeated Georgia Tech, 71-51. Moore returned to the city where she honed her marvelous game. The three-time All-American played in gyms around Atlanta and came to national prominence as a star at suburban Collins Hill High School. When it came time to pick a college, Moore headed north to join the powerhouse of women's college basketball, but UConn Head Coach Geno Auriemma made sure to schedule a home-and-home series with Georgia Tech, allowing Moore to play before the home folks her senior year. They came out in droves for the game at Alexander Memorial Coliseum, giving the Yellow Jackets the largest women's crowd (7,325) in school history. Moore's cheering contingent included dozens of fans wearing blue T-shirts that had "Maya's Family & Friends" emblazoned across the front. Her mother, Kathryn, was sitting right behind the UConn bench, waving a blue-and-white pompon. Across the way, a group held up giant placards that spelled "Welcome Home Maya." Freshman Bria Hartley added 15 points to go along with 3a/2s.

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