Lady Dawgs move to 2-0

Lady Dawgs move to 2-0

ATHENS - The No. 9-ranked Georgia Lady Bulldogs (2-0) used an 11-0 run over the 2:24 of the first half to gain distance en route to an 84-56 victory over George Mason (0-1) before 3,675 fans at Stegeman Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Tasha Humphrey scored 21 points, her 40th 20-point outing in 95 games played at Georgia, to lead the Lady Bulldogs. She moved with 10 points of Tracy Henderson for the No. 8 position among Georgia's career scoring leaders and within 246 of 2,000 points for her career.

"Tasha was solid in so many ways that don't show up on a stat sheet," heac coach Andy Landers said. "She's been an excellent leader for us. She's doing a great job defensively. She's done a great job of encouraging her teammates. Twenty-one points tonight had more like a 40-point value to our team."

Ashley Houts chipped in 17 points, seven steals and five assists, and Angel Robinson grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds off the bench. Lateisha Wade was the lone George Mason player in double figures with 12.

Georgia led just 35-24 at the half but opened the game up with full-court pressure after the break. The Lady Bulldogs connected on only 37 percent of their first-half shots but made 48.6 percent of their attempts in the second half. Georgia also erased a 24-17 halftime deficit on the boards to outrebound the Patriots, 44-42.

The Lady Bulldogs used a similar start to the second half of Friday night's opener over Richmond.

"I think both of the both of those surges have been dictated a great deal by what we've been able to do on the defensive end of the floor," Landers said. "We have been able to knock some balls down and create a little transition and some easy opportunities offensively. When you can do that and get some easy baskets you can separate yourself from your opponent.

George Mason took its only lead at 13-12 on a lay-up by Whitney Ward with 9:19 left in the first half. However, Humphrey knocked down a three-pointer on the Lady Bulldogs' ensuing possession and Houts canned another triple on Georgia's next trip.

The Lady Bulldogs will return to action on Tuesday when they wrap up a three-game, five-day homestand to open the year against Georgia Southern at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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