Wake Forest breaks through at Georgia Tech with 80-64 win

Jan 19, 2022, 4:23 AM | Updated: 6:25 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Alondes Williams scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half when Wake Forest left Georgia Tech behind in an 80-64 victory Wednesday night.

The win snapped a four-game losing streak to the Yellow Jackets and also gave the Demon Deacons (15-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) their first win at Georgia Tech in 15 games, dating to Feb. 22, 2004.

Williams, the ACC’s leading scorer, also had nine assists, seven rebounds and three blocks. Isiah Mucius added 18 points, Jake LaRavia had 13 points with nine assists and Daivien Williamson and Dallas Walton scored 11 points each. Wake Forest shot 57% and outscored Georgia Tech in the paint 48-30.

East Tennessee State transfer forward Damari Monsanto played his first game of the season for the Demon Deacons after suffering an Achilles injury last June that required surgery. He scored six points with a game-high eight rebounds in 12 minutes.

Michael Devoe, the ACC’s third-leading scorer, had 22 points for Georgia Tech (7-10, 1-6), which shot only 38%. Jordan Usher added 13 points.

Georgia Tech outscored Wake Forest 18-12 to open the second half to take a short-lived lead. Monsanto then hit a 3-pointer to begin an 25-7 run that gave the Demon Deacons the largest lead of the game — 16 points — with four minutes to go.

Wake Forest led most of the first half but never by double digits, going in front 37-33 at the break.

Wake Forest head coach Steve Forbes missed the game because of an unspecified illness. Brooks Savage served as acting head coach.

Wake Forest is host to North Carolina on Saturday. Georgia Tech is home against Clayton State on Sunday, filling a conference bye on its schedule and replacing a postponed Dec. 21 game against Alabama A&M.

__

More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Baltimore Orioles' Anthony Santander rounds the bases on his two-run home run during the seventh in...
Associated Press

Orioles bash Red Sox 14-8, slice AL wild-card deficit

BOSTON (AP) — Cedric Mullins homered on the second pitch of the game, Anthony Santander went deep twice and the Baltimore Orioles outslugged the Boston Red Sox 14-8 on Monday night to gain a little ground in the playoff race. Gunnar Henderson hit a two-run homer and Mullins tripled in two runs for the Orioles […]
22 hours ago
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) makes a catch in the end zone for a touchdown against...
Associated Press

Lamb’s 1-handed TD catch gives Dallas 23-16 win over Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — CeeDee Lamb was angry with himself in the second quarter after dropping a wide-open pass and costing the Dallas Cowboys a possible touchdown. It was just embarrassing. The star Cowboys receiver more than made up for it with the game on the line, making a one-handed TD catch with 8:30 […]
22 hours ago
New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge reacts after flying out against Boston Red Sox start...
Associated Press

Yankees star Judge stays 1 homer shy of Maris’ AL mark of 61

A look at Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees as he approaches major home run milestones: Season HR Total: 60 Monday’s Game: Went 1 for 3 with two walks in a 3-2 loss in 10 innings at Toronto. Judge has gone six games without a home run and remains short of the AL record […]
22 hours ago
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge tosses his bat as he is walked by Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher ...
Associated Press

Judge held homerless, still at 60, Jays beat Yankees in 10th

TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees will have to wait at least one more day to achieve home run history and crack some bubbly. Judge stayed at 60 home runs, one shy of Roger Maris’ American League record, and the Yankees’ bid to clinch the AL East stalled when Vladimir Guerrero […]
22 hours ago
Pittsburgh Pirates' Miguel Andujar (26) and Oneil Cruz (15) celebrate after scoring on a double by ...
Associated Press

Suwinski double keys 4-run 7th, Pirates beat Reds 8-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Suwinski hit a two-run double to key a four-run seventh inning, powering the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Monday night. Suwinski turned on a slider from Derek Law (2-1), sending it to right field. Fellow rookie Oneil Cruz, who opened the inning with his third of four straight […]
22 hours ago
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Bryce Elder, right, celebrates with catcher William Contreras, left...
Associated Press

Elder shuts out Nationals 8-0; Braves within 1 game of Mets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Elder threw a six-hit shutout for his first career complete game, and the Atlanta Braves defeated Washington 8-0 Monday night to close within one game of the first-place New York Mets in the NL East and hand the Nationals their 100th loss of the season. Matt Olson and Orlando Arcia hit […]
22 hours ago
Wake Forest breaks through at Georgia Tech with 80-64 win