No. 16 Georgia women top Kennesaw State 91-32

Merritt Hempe scored a career-high 18 points, 14 in the first

half, as No. 16 Georgia whooped Kennesaw State 91-32 on Sunday.

Georgia only made two field goals in the first 4:30 of the

second half, but then went on a 25-0 run and took a commanding

74-20 lead. Tiaria Griffin made three 3-pointers during the stretch

that saw six different players score.

Shacobla Barbee and Griffin had 13 apiece for Georgia (10-0)

while Khaalidah Miller and Halle Washington added 12 each.

Georgia led 45-11 at halftime after holding Kennesaw State to

18.2 percent shooting (4 of 22) and forcing 16 turnovers.

Kennesaw State (1-8) did not score until the 13:58 mark of the

first half and trailed 7-2. Kristina Wells and Bria Young led the

Owls with 12 points each.

The win gave Georgia its eighth-best start in the program’s

history and its 20th all-time 10-game winning streak.