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Taylor, Houts lead Lady Bulldogs in rout
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Birmingham, Ala. --- Danielle Taylor scored a season-high 14 points and Ashley Houts added 12 points, nine assists and four steals to lead the Georgia Lady Bulldogs (8-3) to a 73-49 win over UAB (4-7) on Saturday night.

"We were consistent from beginning to end," Andy Landers said. "There are certainly some things that we could do better, but we improved on some things we’ve focused on. We eliminated some turnovers, and we rebounded the ball very well. We executed pretty well on both ends of the floor from beginning to end."

Angela Puleo added 12 points and Angel Robinson chipped in 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Alabama natives Jasmine Lee and Meredith Mitchell both enjoyed solid outings, much to the delight of a vocal following of family friends. Lee equaled her season high with nine points, and Mitchell scored Georgia’s final four points of the game.

The Lady Bulldogs used a late first-half surge to gain some distance and then put the game away midway through the second stanza.

After six ties and five lead changes through the game’s first 13:44, the Lady Bulldogs finished the half on a 15-4 surge to gain a 39-27 edge at intermission. Houts did a good bit of the damage, hitting a three to start the spurt, knocking down another layup and dishing to Taylor and Lee on additional buckets.

Houts finished the period with 10 points, six assists and four steals.

UAB rallied within six points at the 14:28 mark, but a basket by Taylor followed by successive threes from Puleo quickly made the margin 13 points.

Georgia connected on 51.7 percent of its shots, including 58.3 of its second-half attempts.

The Lady Bulldogs will complete the pre-holiday portion of their slate by hosting Clemson at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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