Humphrey's 30 lead Lady Dogs past Gators

Gainesville, FL - The subplots to No. 15 Georgia's 92-55 victory over No. 24 Florida on Sunday were plentiful. Sprinkled within the decisive win were milestones galore for senior Sherill Baker and sophomore Tasha Humphrey.

Baker became the all-time career steals leader in SEC history and also joined the NCAA's top-25 leaders in career thefts as well.

Humphrey, meanwhile, became the 26th Lady Bulldog to reach 1,000 career points, doing so in the second-fastest pace in Georgia history. It took the sophomore from Gainesville just 52 games to ascend to that mark, second only to the 46-game progression of four-time All-American Janet Harris.

Humphrey finished with 30 points, her second 30-point night in the Lady Dogs' last three games, and grabbed 10 rebounds to record her ninth double-double of the season. For good measure, she chipped in a career-high six steals.

Baker and Humphrey took care of their initial milestone pursuits in expeditious fashion in consecutive possessions. Humphrey scored on a layup at the 11:22 mark of the first half to reach the millennium plateau. On Florida's next possession, Baker collected a steal to move out of a tie with Mississippi State's Tan White as the league's career leader.

More importantly, those plays sparked what eventually was an 18-2 run which turned a four-point deficit into a 31-19 lead with 6:23 left in the half. The Lady Dogs eventually pushed the advantage to 19 points at 45-26 with 2:54 left in the period before settling for an 18-point cushion at the break.

Georgia dominated the opening minutes of the second half too. The Lady Dogs started the period with a 19-6, building a 66-35 lead. The margin eventually topped out at 39 points on two occasions.

"Today is a day where I could go in the locker room and not say a thing because every one on our team knows they played well," Andy Landers said. "They played well both individually and within the framework of what we tried to accomplish as a team."

Baker finished with 15 points, while Cori Chambers and Megan Darrah added 13 apiece and Janese Hardrick chipped in 11 off the bench.

Baker had five steals to up her career total to 377. She moved up to No. 27 all-time in NCAA history.

The Lady Bulldogs (15-5, 5-2, SEC) will return to action on Thursday when they host Kentucky (15-4, 4-2 SEC) at Stegeman Coliseum at 7:00 p.m. The Wildcats, who are expected to join the top-25 polls this week following their upset victory over No. 1 Tennessee on Thursday, enjoyed an open date this weekend.

For first 500 fans in attendance on Thursday will receive "Georgia Bulldogs" spirit bands, the second in a set of three to be given away this season.

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