ATHENS — A little sit down with Georgia coach Andy Landers must have made quite an impression on Megan Darrah.
The senior guard scored a season-high 20 points and the No. 7 Lady Bulldogs stayed perfect, pounding Presbyterian 93-49 on Wednesday for their 10th straight win.
"I think I have been leaving a lot on the table in terms of what I can do offensively," Darrah said. "Coach Landers has told me that I need to drive it to the basket more and not settle for the outside basket. That way I can create more shots for myself and my teammates."
She certainly cleared the table against the Lady Blue Hose, playing their first season in Division I.
Picked it clean, in fact, with a career-high five steals and seven rebounds.
Ashley Houts added 16 points and six assists for Georgia (13-0), and Tasha Humphrey had a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds.
The 13-0 start by Georgia equals the second-best in school history, trailing only the 1998-99 team that started 14-0.
The 1989-90 team also won its first 13 games.
Humphrey’s double-double was the 42nd of her career, and she passed Christi Thomas to become Georgia’s No. 5 career rebounder.
Georgia scored the first six points of the game, and Presbyterian (1-15) rallied to briefly tie it on Bridget Takach’s 3-pointer. But Darrah soon keyed an 11-0 run by Georgia, scoring on a spin-move in the lane, a stop-and-pop in transition and with two free throws as the Lady Bulldogs built a 24-8 lead.
Darrah scored 14 in the first half as Georgia built a 52-27 lead at intermission.
A pair of back-to-back 3-point plays by Angela Puleo and Houts gave Georgia an 82-40 lead with 7:22 left.
The Lady Blue Hose never got within 40 over the final seven minutes.
Landers was able to go to his bench extensively and was pleased that top reserve Christy Marshall was able to return after missing three games with a concussion.
"We need Christy on the floor," Landers said. "We have got to have better minutes out of our power bench players."
Katlin Moore had 15 points to lead outmatched Presbyterian.