Leading The Way

Entering Thursday, the Lady Bulldogs have lost 2 of their last 3 games. On Thursday they challanged SEC foe Vanderbilt. Vandy came in 16-2 and in the top-20. Freshman point guard Ashley Houts apparently didn't care. Ashley scored a career-high 21 points and dished out 4 assists in a 83-71 victory for Georgia. After the game I talked to her about the win.


Dave McMahon -- It must be great having Georgia in the win column again?

Ashley Houts -- It does. The most important thing for us is to improve every night and get the win. I am so glad we won.

DM -- The team trailed at half, what adjustments were made?

AH -- They got several 3-pointers in the first half. We felt like we had to disrupt that and we did.

DM -- You scored 21 points, do you remember your last 20 point game?

AH -- It's been awhile, but I don't pay any attention to that.

DM -- Several times in the game, Vanderbilt's defense forced Georgia to use the whole shot clock and put up a poor shot at the buzzer, how often during a possession do you look at the shot clock?

AH -- The point guard will look at every position. Sometimes I don't pay attention to it as much until I hear the crowd yelling the countdown.

DM -- You have seen half of the SEC so far, is it as tough as you thought or is it tougher?

AH -- It is as tough as I thought. SEC is one of the best and I expected that. Every team can beat any team on any night.

DM -- Many of the point guards are from big cities throughout the country. You are from Trenton, Georgia... how big is Trenton?

AH -- I don't know. Probably 17,000-18,000 people.

DM -- Is Trenton known for anything?

AH -- I don't think so.

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Entering Thursday's game

3.7 assists per game (9th in SEC)
2.6 steals per game (3rd in SEC)
75.4 free throw pct (11th in SEC)
30.1 minutes per game (6th in SEC)

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