No. 10 Georgia 81, Northeastern 61
Freshmen Erika Ford and Krista Donald made a smooth transition
into Georgia’s starting lineup.
Ford and Jasmine Hassell each scored 18 points to lead No. 10
Georgia to an 81-61 victory over Northeastern on Sunday in the Lady
Rebel Round-Up consolation game.
Ford and Jasmine James each had seven rebounds for Georgia (5-1)
and Khaalidah Miller had 16 points. Donald contributed seven
points, five rebounds and four assists.
Following Saturday’s 64-58 loss to No. 21 Georgetown in the
first round, Georgia coach Andy Landers altered his.
”I thought they played very well,” Landers said. ”I thought
Ford was great defensively and very good offensively. Same thing
with Donald. And both of them went to the boards and rebounded.
”(We’re) just really shuffling that lineup to find somebody
that might embrace the challenge of being a starter,” he said.
”It’s not anything that I’ve been plotting or planning, but as a
result of the way we played again yesterday, that did bring it
Nine players had at least two points and one rebound for the
Lady Bulldogs, who had a 45-29 rebounding edge.
”We went to the boards and rebounded the ball much better than
we did yesterday,” Landers said. ”We handled the press and scored
at the end of it much better than we did yesterday.”
Northeastern (0-6) was led by Jewel Tunstull with 15 points
while Deanna Kerkhof added 13 points and Jamie Conroy had 11
points, eight assists and five rebounds.
The Lady Bulldogs held a 39-31 halftime lead over the Huskies.
Ford had team highs of 10 points, five rebounds and two steals at
halftime while Kerkhof led the Huskies with 12 points.
All five starters had scored at least two points by the time the
Lady Bulldogs opened a 17-5 lead with 13:15 left in the first half.
They twice led by as many as 17 points during the first 20
In the second half, the Lady Bulldogs went on a 9-0 run and took
a 57-40 lead with 9:24 left.