BLOG:No. 15 Georgia got off to a quick start at Ole Miss earlier today and never looked back.
Aided by a 30-2 run to open the game, the Lady Bulldogs cruised to a 61-47 victory at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
Georgia (16-4, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) forced 12 turnovers in the first half and took advantage of Ole Miss’ 7 for-27 (25.9 percent) shooting performance from the field to build its insurmountable lead.
Ole Miss (12-8, 2-5) went nearly 12 minutes at one point in the first half without converting a basket.
Georgia was led in scoring by Khaalidah Miller (13), Anne Marie Armstrong (15), Meredith Mitchell (10) and Jasmine Hassell (11).
Valencia McFarland (13) and Tia Faleru (13) led Ole Miss in scoring.
Faleru also had 10 rebounds to record her first career double-double.
Ole Miss’ 15-point first half is tied for the 10th worst start to a game in program history.
The Lady Rebels returned the favor in the second frame, holding Georgia to a season-low 18 points in the second half.
Ole Miss returns to action on Thursday at South Carolina. The game is set for a 6 p.m. tip and will be televised on FSN and ESPN3.com.
As always, check Monday’s print edition of the Oxford EAGLE for more on the game. (January 22, 2012)