UGA WBB: Lady Dawgs open 2019-20 season with a 80-65 win over Kennesaw State

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UGA WBB: Lady Dawgs open 2019-20 season with a 80-65 win over Kennesaw State

Gabby Conley drives to the basket during the Lady Dawgs' season opener against Kennesaw State, Thursday, November 7, 2019
Gabby Conley drives to the basket during the Lady Dawgs’ season opener against Kennesaw State, Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Georgia women’s basketball team got their 2019-20 season off on the right foot with a 80-65 win over Kennesaw State on Thursday night in Stegeman Coliseum.

Junior Gabby Connally led Georgia in scoring with 28 points and posted a career-high nine assists. Two other Lady Bulldogs scored in double-digits; redshirt junior Jenna Staiti and junior Maya Caldwell added 16 and 18 points, respectively. Making her first career start, Staiti recorded a double-double with 11 rebounds.

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After the game, Head Coach Joni Taylor talked about the Bulldog’s opponent.

“Kennesaw State is a good team,” said Taylor. “They returned all five starters. I think the biggest thing was making sure we were able to still get Gabby her shots at the point because it’s a lot easier when she was playing off the ball. We worked on that a lot this summer and she’s handled it well. She’s a junior now so she understands and accepts the responsibility that comes with number one being a point guard and also her production and how important it is for us to be successful.”

What’s up next for the Lady Bulldogs?

Georgia will host the North Carolina A&T Aggies on Wednesday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m. ET in Stegeman Coliseum. The game will be televised on SEC Network +.

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