Following last night's debacle by the boys, the girls came to South Carolina to face a 25th ranked Lady Gamecocks squad that was, like the boys, on a similar level of performance. The similarities certainly showed, as the two teams that entered the contest with the exact same 19-6, 8-4 records went back and forth until Landers' ladies came away victorious.
The win marked the 4th straight for the Georgia women's hoops team following a rough stretch in late January beset by injuries. The girls still aren't 100% and may not be the rest of the way, but they do appear to be getting hot at the right time as we approach the all important month of March.
Numbers wise, congratulations to Jasmine James, as the junior guard from Memphis surpassed the 1,000 point total for her career. Fellow junior from the Volunteer State, F Jasmine Hassell, led the way with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Senior G Meredith Mitchell was second on the team scoring 15, followed by sophomore PG Khaalidah Miller who finished with 11 points and 6 assists. Anne Marie Armstrong had had a strong all around game with 10 points, 7 boards, and a career-best 5 blocked shots, capped off by hitting the game winning free throws with under 5 seconds remaining. Depth issues continue to be a lingering hurdle for the Lady Dawgs, as they only got 7 minutes total from their bench, as Armstrong, James, Miller, and Mitchell played the full 40 minutes.