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Reynolds leads Florida in victory over Georgia Tech

84 days ago
Florida Athletics

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Gators secure another win on the road, defeating Georgia Tech 68-48 in the 2023 ACC/SEC Challenge. Florida was led in scoring by Laila Reynolds with 18 points, and by Ra Shaya Kyle on the boards grabbing 14 rebounds.

SERIES RECORD
The Florida victory over Georgia Tech now ties up the all-time series at 1-1.

ROAD SURGE
Florida is currently on a stretch of away games. The win at Georgia Tech will mark the Gators third straight road victory.

IN THE FIRST:

  • Laila Reynolds was the sole scorer for Florida in the first five minutes of play
  • Grabbing back-to-back layups (6:25 and 6:03), and a three-point jumper (5:08)
  • Florida forced four turnovers on Georgia Tech and totaled 20 possessions in the first
  • Ra Shaya Kyle ended the first shooting 100 percent from the field

IN THE SECOND:

  • Florida grabbed their game high in rebounds with 15
  • The Gators secured 13 points spread across five players: Ra Shaya Kyle (4) Laila Reynolds (3) Leilani Correa, Paige Clausen, and Alberte Rimdal (2)
  • Clausen's layup marked her first basket of the 2023-24 season

IN THE THIRD:

  • Aliyah Matharu secured her first points of the game and led the quarter in scoring with 11
  • Florida recorded their game high in steals, totaling five
  • The Gators finished the third shooting 58.8 percent from the field (10-17)
  • Florida forced seven turnovers on the Yellow Jackets

IN THE FOURTH:

  • Ra Shaya Kyle and Laila Reynolds led the Gators in scoring with six points each
  • Florida out-rebounded the Yellow Jackets 11-to-6
  • Kyle grabbed eight of those rebounds, dominating on the boards
  • Reynolds was three of four from the field

WORTH NOTING

  • Aliyah Matharu secured 12 points in tonight's game making her only 11 away from her career 1,000
  • Laila Reynolds recorded her first game leading the Gators in scoring with 18 points
  • The Gators had three other players in double figures for scoring Ra Shaya Kyle (14) Matharu (12) Alberte Rimdal (10)
  • Kyle secured her third double-double of the season grabbing 14 rebounds
  • Florida ended the game with 38 points in the paint and 71 total possessions

NEXT UP:
Florida will continue on their road stretch, traveling to Marshall University on Saturday afternoon. The game is set for a 1 pm tip and will be available on ESPN+.