Lady Bulldogs Blow Out Kentucky

ATHENS - Five players scored in double figures as the 14th-ranked Georgia Lady Bulldogs (17-5, 7-2 SEC) beat the No.21 Kentucky Wildcats by a score of 91-57 at Stegeman Coliseum Thursday night.

With the victory win, Georgia coach Andy Landers became the eighth Division I women's coach to reach the 650-win milestone.

Tasha Humphrey led the Lady Bulldogs with 26 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, recording her fourth straight double-double and her 10th of the season.

"Tasha has been phenomenal," said Landers. "Her teammates have been unselfish and they're doing a good job getting her the ball. She's been sensational with the ball in her hands."

Sherill Baker, Megan Darrah, Cori Chambers and Janese Hardrick also scored in the double digits for Georgia. Baker had 19 points, seven assists and five steals. Darrah added 14 points, while Chambers and Hardrick each scored 13.

Baker moved into a tie with Old Dominion's Mery Andrade for No.21 on the NCAA's all-time steals list. She is two away from entering the top 20.

"The point guards were terrific," said Landers. They brought it up at the right speed and set us up. We had 26 assists, which shows how well the kids shared the ball."

The Lady Bulldogs went into halftime with a 15-point lead over the Wildcats. They took their largest lead of 34 points with 45 seconds left in the game.

Eleia Roddy led the Wildcats with 12 points.

"I thought both teams started the game very intense," said Kentucky coach Mickie DeMoss. "Georgia's athleticism and quickness on the perimeter really forced us into some early turnovers and Georgia was able to covert those turnovers into baskets. Georgia shot extremely well. We couldn't get anything started offensively."

Georgia's will play Alabama at home on Sunday before a rematch with the No.3-ranked LSU Lady Tigers in Baton Rouge on Feb.12.

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