James, Griffin, lift No. 6 Georgia women over Lipscomb
- Associated Press
- December 17, 2012 - 7:30 AM
ATHENS, Ga. - Guard Jasmine James and Tiaria Griffin scored 18 points apiece to lead No. 6 Georgia to a 93-42 rout of Lipscomb Sunday afternoon.
Anne Marie Armstrong added 15 points and Shacobia Barbee 13 for undefeated Georgia (11-0).
Hannah Phillips led outmanned Lipscomb (1-7) with 11 points.
Georgia dominated in all aspects of the game and never trailed. The Lady Dogs controlled the boards, 46-30, and forced 33 turnovers while making 15. Lipscomb had seven 3-point field goals compared to six for Georgia, the Lady Bisons' only statistical edge.
Lipscomb went 11 minutes without a field goal at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half.
Georgia seemed on the verge of getting 100 points, but slowed the pace at the end. The biggest lead of the game was 92-36 after Barbee went back door for a layup.
Lipscomb started the second half with a field goal drought. Jana Wright found a gap in Georgia's smothering defense for a layup with 14:22 to go in the game, making the score 61-26 Georgia. Spanning first half to second half, the Lady Bisons went 11 minutes without a field goal.
Playing its first game in 12 days because of semester final exams, Georgia wasted little time in seizing control, scoring the first 14 points in the first 3:14. The Lady Dogs led 32-13 after a steal and layup by James with 7:40 remaining until intermission.
The Lady Bisons then put together eight straight points on 3 pointers by Hannah Phillips and Alex Banks bracketed around a layup by Presley Stastney, cutting the deficit to 32-21 with 5:23 to go in the half.
Georgia Coach Andy Landers called a timeout to regroup, and the Lady Dogs did not allow another field goal in the first half. Griffin scored eight points for Georgia in the final 4:52 of the half as Georgia went into intermission with a 17-1 run that made it 49-22.
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