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POSTED: March 20, 2007 5:13 a.m.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The University of Miami women’s basketball team closed a challenging 2006-07 season Thursday evening, falling to Georgia Tech, 66-52, in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Sixth-seeded Georgia Tech (20-10) converted 14 of 18 free throws in the game, while 11th-seeded Miami (11-19) connected on four of its five attempts.
2006 Bradwell Institute graduate Charmaine Clark scored 12 points in a losing effort for the ‘Canes.
Senior Renee Taylor, the ACC’s leader in both scoring and free throw percentage, did not make a trip to the charity stripe for just the second time this season and for the fourth time in her career.
Both teams shot well, hitting around 45 percent of its field goals, however the Yellow Jackets dominated the boards, out-rebounding the Hurricanes 34 to 20. In addition, Georgia Tech forced 13 first-half turnovers to take control of the game early.
Georgia Tech opened up scoring with a three-pointer and jumped out to the early 19-9 lead. Miami battled back with a 6-2 run — including a pair of Albrey Grimsley baskets. The Hurricanes outscored the Yellow Jackets 10-2 over a two-minute span to get within three points, trailing 28-25 with 3:16 remaining in the half. But Georgia Tech closed the half on a 9-1 run to extend its advantage to 11 points, taking the 37-26 lead into intermission.
 

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