On Wednesday evening, Andy Landers’s Lady Bulldogs welcomed the Furman Paladins to Stegeman Coliseum, where Mark Fox’s Hoop Hounds handled the visitors’ male counterparts five days earlier. The Red and Black women were even more successful against the Paladins, carding an 83-58 victory over Furman.
Georgia wasted no time before taking command of the contest. The Lady Dogs leapt out to a 12-4 lead in the first five minutes, extended their advantage to 21-7 with just under twelve minutes remaining before intermission, and built their edge to 35-15 with a little less than six and a half minutes to go before the break. The Red and Black carried a 49-31 lead into halftime following an opening 20 minutes in which the Athenians shot 50 per cent from three-point range (1 of 2), nearly 55 per cent from the field (19 of 35), and better than 90 per cent from the free throw line (10 of 11).
The Lady Bulldogs were on cruise control in the final 20 minutes, missing all three of their shots from beyond the arc and draining only ten out of 16 attempts from the charity stripe in the second period. Nevertheless, buoyed by Anne Marie Armstrong’s 19 points and Erika Ford’s ten boards, the Red and Black improved to 11-2 with their fifth 80-point effort in their last eight outings.