Lady Dawgs thrash NC A&T

ATHENS – Georgia will need Tasha Humphrey eventually this year, but Wednesday night wasn't that time.

With their best player on the bench serving the second installment of a six-game suspension, the No. 9 Lady Bulldogs thrashed North Carolina A&T 89-35. An announced Stegeman Coliseum crowd of 3,064 witnessed Georgia's biggest win since it beat Savannah State by 69 last season.

The Lady Bulldogs' second-best player, senior guard Cori Chambers, did the heavy lifting in Humphrey's absence, scoring 22 points. Chambers, a preseason first-team All-SEC selection along with Humphrey, did her damage on 8-of-13 shooting, including 6-of-9 from behind the 3-point line.

"Cori has worked hard," Coach Andy Landers said. "She had the nice shot when she got here. What she's worked on is moving and catching and releasing. She's become a very quick shooter, which is something that we work to become. She's accomplished that."

Chambers came within one 3-pointer of tying the school's single-game record and now needs to just 48 more to be the Lady Bulldogs' career leader.

"(The record) is kind of nice to talk about, but that's not really important," Chambers said. "I'd much rather not get it and win a national championship than get it and not, so it's just kind of an underlying factor."

Megan Darrah added 20 points and also had 11 rebounds for the first double-double of her career. Rebecca Rowsey tied her career-high with 12 points. Freshman Ashley Houts had eight assists.

Georgia (2-0), which forced 30 turnovers and had 23 assists, plays Davidson at home on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Ahmad Williams led the Aggies (1-1) in scoring with 11 points on 4-of-16 shooting.

Humphrey is suspended due to an offseason arrest for underage possession of alcohol.

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