After a tough loss to Oklahoma State, the Georgia Lady Dawgs came home to host Furman in a Monday night matchup, which was a back and forth contest throughout the entire game as the Paladins gave the ladies all they could handle. The Bulldog pulled out the win in the last few minutes, 67-62.
The Lady Dawgs were looking to continue their home game streak against non-conference teams, and they did just that. They hold an NCAA-best record at 61 straight non-conference home wins.
Georgia had three players that scored in double-digits in last night’s matchup. The leading scorer for the game was Caliya Robinson with 20 points. She also had 10 rebounds. The game was her third double-double of the season and her fourth game of the season with 20 plus points.
The other notable scorers were Mackenzie Engram with 11 points, which is her fifth double-digit game of the season. Also, Pachis Roberts who recorded 12 points, her seventh double-digit scoring game.
The Lady Dawgs seemed to be a little sluggish on Monday evening. Throughout the first two quarters, there were critical mistakes, lack of rebounding and they only shot 38 percent from the field. The lead changed five times during the first half. The offense just couldn’t get going. Georgia also had only three offensive rebounds during the first half. However, the defense did hold the Furman offense to shooting 25 percent from the 3-point line. The Paladins only made two-out-of-eight from the perimeter in the first half.
During the second half of the game, the Lady Dawgs continued their struggles. However, at around the midpoint of the fourth quarter, Georgia went on a 9-0 run that gave them the momentum they needed. Then Georgia went on another 6-0 run to give them the lead and keep it.
“I really feel good. I’m happy that our team came back and got a win. This is a young team that really hasn’t been down at home late in a game, and so for us to stay the course, not get frustrated and hang our heads, and come back and get a win, I’m proud of their effort,” Head Coach Joni Taylor said.
The Georgia women’s basketball team will take a break from the action for the ladies to finish up finals and will return to the court on December 15 to face Cincinnati on the road. Tipoff is at noon. The Ladies will return home on December 19, to play Virginia with a 7 p.m. tipoff.