From start to finish, Georgia Tech imposed its strength and size on Idaho State, quickly running out to a double-digit lead. Outscoring the Bengals 30-18 in the paint, the Yellow Jackets ended its Cancun Challenge campaign with a victory, 74-51.
Idaho State (2-4) tried desperately to match the physicality of Georgia Tech (5-1), but 18 turnovers were just too much to overcome. Sai Tapasa paced the Bengals with 12 points and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds. Madison Hinrichs also finished in double figures, totaling 11 points on 5-13 shooting.
Deploying a full-court press in the first half, Georgia Tech converted ISU’s turnovers into 23 points. When the game settled into the half court, the Yellow Jacket’s aggressiveness led them to 29 trips to the free line where they would hit 24 of them.
Junior forward Francesca Pan and Elizabeth Dixon each ended with 18 points. Pans late fourth quarter basket also vaulted her into the 1,000-point club. Twelve points from Chanin Scott made here the third player in double figures for head coach Machelle Joseph.