The Lady Bulldogs maintained their undefeated home court record beating the Furman Paladins 61-38 in Stegeman Coliseum Tuesday night. This is the eighth season in a row and the 15th time overall that the two teams have faced off against each other. Georgia has claimed the victory in each of those meetings.
Taja Cole started off the game for the Bulldogs with a jumper putting her team up on the board first. Georgia remained the only team on the board, 12-0, until three minutes before the end of the first quarter. Furman senior, Kaitlyn Duncan, started the scoring for her team with a solid layup in the paint.
Que Morrison replaced Kaila Hubbard at guard in the middle of the first quarter. This is the first action she has seen this season due to a torn lateral meniscus in her left knee. She played a total of 13 minutes.
“It was very nerve-wracking. I was really nervous and I had butterflies the whole game,” Morrison said.
She compared the feeling to stepping out on the court for the first time at Georgia.
Georgia ended the half with a 15-point lead, 27-12, and held that minimum point spread for the remainder of the game.
Stephanie Paul and Gabby Connally were the stars of the Georgia offense last night. Connally had 12 points including two 3-pointers. Paul ended the game with a double-double with 15 points and ten rebounds.
“I wanted to make sure I came out with a lot of energy. The first few games I felt like I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to do so I just want to get better each game. I wanted to come out here with more energy and build off our last game that we played,” said Paul after the game.
Georgia is set to play at Villanova on December 14th after finals conclude for the players.