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.
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 +.