Lady Dawgs beat Tech

ATHENS - Sherill Baker and Megan Darrah led the No.17-ranked Lady Bulldogs(5-2) with 16 points apiece in handing Georgia Tech (5-1) its first loss of the season by a score of 72-66 at Stegeman Coliseum Sunday afternoon. With today's win, Georgia is now 26-2 all time versus Georgia Tech, and 11-0 all time versus Tech in Athens.

"I'm pleased with the win" said head coach Andy Landers. "I'm happy for our players. Any time you beat Georgia Tech in anything, it's a great day for Georgia."

Sherill Baker had a team-high five steals in the game, giving her 40 steals on the season. Tasha Humphrey added 14 points and a team-high four blocks and six rebounds, while Janese Hardrick had 13 points off the bench and a team-high four assists. Kendrick scored nine points giving her 999 for her career, one shy of becoming the 25th Lady Dog to reach 1,000 career points.

Janie Mitchell led Georgia Tech with 18 points, while sophomore Jill Ingram added 15 points.

"Jill Ingram is a competitor. The bigger the game is the harder she plays and I knew this" said Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph. "I got on her a little bit at the time out and after that she really rose to the occasion and I'm really just proud of the way she plays guard."

Georgia went on a 8-0 run to put them ahead 65-55 at 3:44 of the second half, giving the Lady Bulldogs their biggest lead of the game.

"I thought it was a very closely-contested, hard-fought game" Landers said. "I don't know how much better we were than Georgia Tech today. Everything on the box score, not only the score, but the shooting, the rebounding, everything, was close."

Georgia continues their three-game homestand Tuesday night versus Iona College and plays Saturday against Savannah State.


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