Andy Landers’s Lady Bulldogs spent the weekend at the UNLV Lady Rebel Round-Up in Las Vegas, where they came up short on Saturday before evening their record for the weekend with a win on Sunday.
In the opening outing of the event, Georgia dropped a 64-56 decision to Georgetown in a game in which Jasmine James and Khaalidah Miller each scored 16 points. The Lady Bulldogs and the Hoyas both drained eight three-pointers and committed 16 fouls, but Georgetown had the higher shooting percentage from the field and from the free throw line, pulled down more rebounds, and blocked more shots. Those advantages, coupled with a 10-0 second-half run and a season-high 23-point outpouring from the hot hand of the Hoyas’ Sugar Rodgers, resulted in the season’s first defeat for the Red and Black.
The Lady Bulldogs bounced back this afternoon by taking down Northeastern, 81-61. Erika Ford and Jasmine Hassell each poured in 18 points as Georgia turned 20 Northeastern turnovers into 27 points. The Athenians dominated the glass, pulling down 45 rebounds to the Huskies’ 29, and hit more than 45 per cent of their shots from the field (32 of 70).