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WBB: Georgia handles Troy, 86-70

Georgia guard Taniyah Thompson (12) at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga., on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023. (Tony Walsh/UGAAA)

A season-high scoring effort by the University of Georgia women’s basketball team propelled the Lady Bulldogs past the Troy Trojans, 86-70, before 4,221 spectators for Elementary School Day on Wednesday afternoon at Stegeman Coliseum.  

Troy (0-6) jumped out with an early 6-2 lead before Georgia (7-2) used a triple from De’Mauri Flournoy and a jumper in the paint by Destiny Thomas to knot the score at nine. Both teams traded points, tying the game five times, before six unanswered Lady Bulldog points gave Georgia a 19-15 lead after the first period.  





Georgia continued to build its lead in the second quarter. Stefanie Ingram ripped five points to fuel a 7-0 scoring run as the Lady Bulldogs led by 10, 31-21. Eight uncontested points in the second half of the frame gave Georgia a boost to carry a 47-31 lead into the locker room at halftime.  

The Lady Bulldogs attacked the paint at the starts of the second half, scoring 10 of the first 12 points down low. Georgia then spread scoring around the floor as four Lady Bulldogs contributed to a 20-point lead, 67-47, to head into the final period.  

Short scoring spurts fueled the Lady Bulldogs’ offense in the fourth quarter. Flournoy and Jordan Cole paced Georgia with five points apiece. Troy tallied 23 points in the last period but were unable to overcome their deficit as Georgia maintained a 16-point lead to win, 86-70. 





Storylines from the Game 
  • The Lady Bulldogs defeated Troy in the first-ever meeting with a season-high 86 points 
  • Georgia was dominate in the paint, tallying 51 boards, to outrebound its opponents for the sixth-straight game 
  • The Lady Bulldogs notched a season-leading 47 points in the first half to contribute to the win  
  • Georgia sank a season-leading six 3-pointers  
  • Four players, Zoesha Smith, Javyn Nicholson, De’Mauri Flournoy and Stefanie Ingram, scored in double figures, marking the fifth time in nine games for Georgia this season  
Career Highs/Player Superlatives 
  • De’Mauri Flournoy posted a season-high 16 points and tied her career high with four triples 
  • Zoesha Smith tallied 12 points, marking her second consecutive double figure scoring effort, her sixth of the year  
  • Stefanie Ingram posted a career high in scoring (12 pts.) for the second-straight game and tied her career high with a pair of steals 
  • Javyn Nicholson added 12 points and 10 boards, her fourth of the season 
  • Nicholson has scored in double figures in all nine contests this season  
  • Jordan Cole tallied a season high nine points with five boards 
  • Asia Avinger posted nine points and a season high four rebounds  
  • Taniyah Thompson grabbed a season-high five boards and tallied six points  
  • Destiny Thomas had a season-high three blocks and posted nine boards with six points 
Quote of the Day 

“I think it’s a good thing that the SEC does,” head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson said. “I’ve done it everywhere I’ve been. I think what people don’t understand is that it’s more than just a basketball game for these young boys and girls that might have never seen a college campus before or never come to a college basketball game. They get to see some role models out there and see a really cool campus. Some of these kids may not even know this campus is here. I wish that their parents could come with them too, so they can see. It gives them the thought that they could be a college basketball player. I could go to college one day. So, I think that’s really big that we continue to have this.” 

What’s Next 

Georgia will return to Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 16 to host Georgia Tech at 1:30 p.m. 

UGA offensive line is a finalist for the Joe Moore Award for third straight year.

Georgia joins Washington, Oregon and LSU as the four finalists. The Foundation for Teamwork has presented the Joe Moore Award annually since 2015. The eventual winner will be recognized in late December during a surprise, on campus visit to the winning unit’s school (TBD as per the winning school’s schedule).

The offensive line has helped Georgia achieve the following this season:

*Rank ninth nationally is Scoring, averaging 38.4 points per game

*Rank eighth nationally in Total Offense at 482.9 yards per game including 7.1 yards per play

*Rank eighth nationally in Fewest Sacks Allowed at 0.92 per game

*Rank second nationally in 3rd Down Conversion Percentage at 55 percent

*Protect first-year starting quarterback Carson Beck who ranks sixth nationally with a 72.4 completion percentage

*Become the first SEC school to post three straight 8-0 seasons in league play

*Complete its third straight undefeated regular season, which had never been done before by any team in the Associated Press (AP) poll era that began 1936

*Set a school and SEC record 29-game winning streak along with a run of 24 consecutive weeks as the No. 1 ranked team in the AP top 25 poll

*Extend the nation’s longest active bowl streak to 27 consecutive years

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