November 25, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Merritt Hempe scored 17 points and Shacobia Barbee added 16 as No. 22 Georgia reeled off several impressive scoring runs to defeat Georgia Southern 93-52 on Tuesday night.

The Lady Bulldogs (5-0) had several potent scorers - Tiara Griffin scored 14 points all in the first half including four 3-pointers, Erika Ford scored 15 and Pachis Roberts and Mackenzie Engram added nine each. The Bulldogs hit 50.7 percent from the field (37-73) and had as many defensive rebounds (29) as Georgia Southern had total. Georgia owned a 43-29 advantage on the boards and forced 32 turnovers with 23 steals.

Georgia opened on a 19-4 run and closed the half 16-0.

Patrice Butler scored a career-high 13 points for the Eagles (1-3), including 10 of the team's 22 points by halftime.

The win is No. 848 for coach Andy Landers. Only six Division I coaches have reached 850 wins at a single school.

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