Though the College of Charleston rained down threes with 47.1 per cent shooting from beyond the arc (8 of 17) in Thursday’s game in Stegeman Coliseum, the Georgia women’s basketball team forced 20 of the Cougars’ 31 turnovers to card a 73-48 victory. Jasmine James led the way with 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and six steals as Andy Landers’s 12th-ranked Lady Bulldogs ran their record to 3-0.
Georgia opened the game by leaping out to an 18-0 lead, after which the Red and Black never looked back. Only 57.9 per cent of the Lady Bulldogs’ free throws fell (11 of 19), but Georgia dominated the South Carolinians, taking 64 shots to the visitors’ 43, pulling down 38 rebounds to their guests’ 23, and carding 20 steals to the College of Charleston’s eight.
In their first series meeting with the Cougars, the Bulldogs transformed the Southern Conference club’s 31 turnovers into 40 points. The Red and Black will take a step up in weight class by hosting Southern California on Sunday before traveling to Las Vegas for the Lady Rebel Roundup.