At Stegeman Coliseum on Sunday afternoon, Andy Landers’s Lady Bulldogs ran their record to 7-1 by beating the Georgia Tech women, 75-68. Georgia scored first on a Jasmine James jumper but never led by more than six points in the first 20 minutes before heading to halftime tied at 33.
The Red and Black likewise scored the initial points of the second half, this time on a pair of Jasmine Hassell free throws, and the Bulldogs never thereafter trailed, opening up a lead as large as 12 points before letting the Yellow Jackets close to within three. The home team scored the last four points of the contest to provide the final margin.
Though the Athenians made only one three-pointer all afternoon, they shot better than 45 per cent from the field and drained 18 of 28 free throws. Georgia Tech scored more fast break points (8-6), points off turnovers (19-18), and second-chance points (21-18), but Georgia outperformed the visitors in bench points (19-11) and points in the paint (46-36).
In other words, the weekend wasn’t a total loss.