Coming off Thursday's win over Mississippi St, Landers' Ladies went to Tuscaloosa looking to build a little momentum in the final month of the season, and they did just that. Thanks to a hot shooting second half, the Lady Hoop Dawgs improved to 18-6 on the season, and 7-4 in SEC play. Summary after the jump.
Georgia had 5 scorers in double figures, led by Jasmine James and Krista Donald who both scored 18 off the bench. It was a season high for the junior James, who also had 8 rebounds and 4 assists to go along with her season high of 18 points. Donald chipped in another 9 rebounds. Khaalidah Miller had 14, followed by Anne Marie Armstrong at 13, while Jasmine Hassell had 10. The girls hit 21 of their 37 shots from the field in the second half, extending a 36-31 halftime lead to the final margin of 15. They forced 15 turnovers out of the Lady Tide, and outrebounded them 46-41.
With thanks to georgiadogs.com, long time head coach Andy Landers said about the win, "Obviously tonight was bittersweet and it's a little bit frustrating to me as a coach because tonight was a night when we were going to have everybody healthy and get this season moving in the direction that we wanted to move it in. Then, two minutes into the game, [senior] Meredith [Mitchell] is out and a very important player to us isn't healthy anymore. That's disappointing; of course it was an accident and it's not anybody's fault. As a result of Meredith being out, we were playing people at different positions and J.J. was trying to knock some of the cobwebs off."
Mitchell left the game a little more than 2 minutes in suffering a knock to the head.