Georgia Lady Bulldogs Smother Missouri 69 – 48 in Stegeman Coliseum


The Georgia Lady Bulldogs basketball team defeated Missouri Thursday night 69-48 and remain unbeaten at home.

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The Georgia Lady Bulldogs turned 22 Missouri turnovers into 29 points while the Missouri Tigers managed only six points on 11 Lady Bulldog turnovers. The resulting 69-48 Georgia win improved the Lady Dawgs to 14-2 on the year with a 2-1 mark in Southeastern Conference play, while the Tigers fall to 10-6 (0-3 SEC).

Tiaria Griffin scored 16 in the Stegeman Coliseum contest. Georgia maintains an undefeated home record with 10-straight wins. Shacobia Barbee added 12 points. Krista Donald tallied a team-best nine rebounds.

“It was an excellent team effort,” head coach Andy Landers told “That’s what it was going to take because when you run people off as many screens as they do and the motion that they do defensively, you have to have five people ready to help each other and ready to jump switch. And I thought we were really good.”

With a 21-18 lead nearing the break, Barbee hit a jumper to ignite a Georgia run. Marjorie Butler capitalized on a Missouri turnover, hitting consecutive shots, one from behind the arc, and Barbee added another basket to put the Lady Bulldogs up 30-18 at halftime.

Georgia outscored the Tigers 14-4 in the opening minutes of the second half. Spanning both periods, the Lady Bulldogs kept Missouri away from the basket for more than eight minutes. But the Tigers rallied, narrowing the deficit from 23 points to 14 in a short 3:09. Griffin put Georgia back in control on a 3-pointer that was followed shortly by a jumper from Mackenzie Engram. Erika Ford and Jasmine Carter added shots in the final minutes of the game to give Georgia a 20-point advantage.

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