Cryor Leads Georgia Tech with 19 in Loss to Notre Dame, 85-76

Katarina Vuckovic goes up for a shot as Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Kristina Nelson defends.
Dec. 30, 2015

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP)- Ciani Cryor led Georgia Tech (10-4) with 19 points, and Roddreka Rogers added 17 in Wednesday's loss to Notre Dame, 85-76.

The Yellow Jackets got consecutive 3-pointers from Cryor and Aaliyah Whiteside, part of a 10-2 spurt to start the fourth quarter that cut the Irish's lead to 11.

Madison Cable responded with a corner 3-pointer in front of the Irish bench, but Cryor followed with three straight layups to cut it to 8 with 3:44 to play.

Again, Cable knocked down a 3 in front of the Irish bench

''They've got three A-plus level 3-point shooters,'' said Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph. ''That's really tough to defend.''

Georgia Tech led by a point after the first quarter, but turned the ball over seven times in the next 10 minutes. The Irish took advantage with a 12-1 run and Ogunbowale's 3-pointer with 5:14 left in the half gave the Irish a 10-point advantage.

''We battled for about 22 minutes but you have to battle for 40 minutes,'' Joseph said.

Whiteside, the Yellow Jackets' leading scorer at 20 points per game, was coming off a career-high 28 against IUPUI on Dec. 20 and finished with 17 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

Next up the Yellow Jackets host Louisville on Sunday at 2 p.m.