Dawgs get exhibition win

ATHENS - Three Bulldogs scored in double figures Friday night as Georgia downed the visiting Clayton State Lakers 90-56 in an exhibition matchup at Stegeman Coliseum.

Pre-season All-SEC 2nd team selection Sundiata Gaines led the way with 15 points, four rebounds, and four assists from his point guard position. All of his points came from beyond the three point arc. Billy Humphrey also had a strong night from the other starting guard spot, pouring in 14 points in addition to six rebounds.

"We've been working with Sundiata on his shot since the first day he'sarrived," coach Dennis Felton said. "It really began paying off for him last year. I certainly think he is capable of a five for six night."

Perhaps most encouraging for Georgia fans, however, was the solid play ofall five of the teams' true freshmen. Maryland native Troy Brewer led all freshmen in scoring with fourteen points. Jeremy Jacob and Zac Swansey each added eight.

"It was a good thing to have our freshmen getting a lot of good minutes in live game action", said Felton.

Junior center Rashaad Singleton was dominant on the defensive end, accruing six blocks in the first half. Corey Butler contributed eight points, five rebounds, and four steals in fifteen minutes of action.

The Bulldogs took charge early and never looked back. Clayton State kept it close until Georgia went on a twelve point run in the middle of the first half. They never trailed in the game.

Bernard Fields led all Clayton State scorers with 14 points in 24 minutes. Brian Kelly and Ricky Garrett each contributed eleven.

The Bulldogs open up their regular season next Friday night, November 9th, hosting Jacksonville State.


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