Lady Dogs Win Fourth Straight Versus Iona

ATHENS - Four of the five starters scored in double figures as the No.17-ranked Lady Bulldogs (6-2) won their fourth straight game against the Iona Gaels (2-2) by a score of 97-60 at Stegeman Coliseum Tuesday night.

Georgia is now 2-0 against Iona, winning 96-52 in New Rochelle last season.

Guard Sherill Baker had a career-high 25 points and added three steals. She now has a total of 43 on the season, putting

her 22 away from school record holder Teresa Edwards. A short jumper with11:19 remaining in the first half gave guard Alexis Kendrick her 1,001st career point, making her the 25th Lady Dog to reach 1,000 points. Kendrick's eight points tonight gives her 1,007 on her career.

"That's a great milestone for a kid that's been great for Georgia Basketball," said head coach Andy Landers.

Guard Janese Hardrick scored 18 points off the bench and led the team with six assists. She and Megan Darrah each had a team-high four steals. Forward Tasha Humphrey added 12 points and had a team-high nine rebounds.

"I thought we defended reasonably well," said Landers. "We've still got a lot of work to do, but it was better. I thought

we also rebounded better. Cori (Chambers) made a real effort to go to the board and we picked up three or four more rebounds because of that. We need that across the board. We've got to be passionate about rebounding."

Martina Weber and Regan Pettijohn led Iona with 11 points apiece. Lauren DeFalco scored 10 points off the bench.

Georgia shot 44 percent tonight from behind the arch, a high for the season. The biggest lead of the game came at 2:35 during the second half, with the Lady Bulldogs holding a 39-point lead.

Georgia will finish its three-game homestand on Saturday night against Savannah State.


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