Three and a half minutes into Thursday night’s contest, an Appalachian State free throw cut the Lady Bulldogs’ lead to 6-2. It was all downhill from there for the Mountaineers, as the Georgia women’s basketball team skunked Appalachian State, 81-37, in Stegeman Coliseum.
The Red and Black were dominant inside, outscoring the Mountaineers, 40-16, in the paint while outperforming the visitors, 60-33, on the boards. The Athenians turned 20 ASU turnovers into 21 points, while the Georgia bench managed very nearly as many points (26) as the Mountaineers scored in the course of 40 minutes.
The Lady Bulldogs shot 42 per cent from the field (29 of 69) and hit nearly three-fourths of their free throws (20 of 27), while Appalachian State was limited to 12-of-54 shooting from two-point range and 11-of-24 shooting from the charity stripe. Khaalidah Miller led the way for the Red and Black with 23 points, eleven defensive rebounds, five steals, and eight-of-nine free throw shooting.