Statesboro, Ga. --- The No. 11-ranked Georgia Lady Bulldogs rolled to a 73-54 win over Georgia Southern here on Tuesday night to improve to 6-0 on the season. It was Georgia's performance on the boards that highlighted the evening, however. Freshman Kara Braxton scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to post the first double-double of her career. Braxton led the Lady Dogs' dominant 66-44 advantage on the glass. Christi Thomas added 11 rebounds and Tawana McDonald hauled in 10. Whitney Law scored 12 points and Ebony Felder chipped in 11 for Georgia. The Lady Dogs also rejected 13 shots to up their amazing season total to 66 in just six games.
Alie Rousseau poured in a game-high 23 points for Georgia Southern, although she scored the Lady Eagles' final nine long after the outcome was no longer in doubt.
The Lady Bulldogs started quickly, racing to a 16-4 mark at the 11:26 mark when Camille Murphy knocked down a pair of free throws. That was a dramatic difference from Sunday's win at California when Georgia did not score until there was 11:28 remaining in the opening period and only put up 16 points in the entire opening stanza. Georgia used its superior height to collect a 34-19 lead at the break. The Lady Dogs' frontline, which features six players 6-2 or taller, put of 31 of those points against the Lady Eagles, whose rotation included only one player taller than 6-2. Felder, who made the first start of her career, posted 10 points in the period to lead Georgia.
The Lady Dogs will enjoy a 12-day break from play while Georgia has final exams next week and return to action a week from Sunday when they travel to face No. 10 N.C. State on Dec. 16 at 2:00 p.m.