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Robinson leads Lady Dogs to win

POSTED: December 20, 2007 5:02 a.m.
ATHENS — Angel Robinson scored 17 points to lead No. 7 Georgia to a 79-65 victory over Davidson on Sunday.

Georgia (9-0) had five more players in double figures, including Ashley Houts with 13 points, Christy Marshall with 12 off the bench and Angela Puleo, Megan Darah and Gainesville grad Tasha Humphrey with 10 apiece.

Humphrey added 10 rebounds for her sixth straight double-double. Those rebounds gave her 868 for her career, moving her past Cynthia Collins into seventh on the Georgia record list.

Davidson (5-3) had four players score in double figures, led by Julia Paquette with 14. Kelly Gassie and Honna Housley had 13 each, and Danielle Hemerka scored 12.

Georgia jumped to a 10-2 lead in the first three minutes, but Davidson scored seven straight points and later took the lead at 14-12 on a 3-pointer by Gassie with 10:41 to play in the half.

The teams traded the lead six times in the first half. But Davidson’s last lead was at 23-20 after Kelsey Cary banked in a 3-pointer with 7:24 to go.

Georgia outscored the Wildcats 17-2 the rest of the half, capped by Houts’ fast break layup at the halftime buzzer, giving the Lady Dogs a 37-25 lead.

Davidson scored the first four points of the second half to cut the margin to 37-29 on Paquette’s basket. But after a timeout by Georgia, Darrah and Puleo answered with 3-pointers to squelch any comeback hopes.

The relative ease was in contrast to a year ago when Davidson led as late as 7:24 remaining before Georgia rallied to win 74-68. But Georgia played that game without Humphrey, suspended at the time, and Davidson played with Katie Hamilton, a pre-season all-Southern Conference pick this year. Hamilton has been sidelined so far this season with a knee injury.



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