ATHENS, Ga. -- Four Lady Bulldogs recorded double-digit scoring efforts at No. 8 Georgia rolled over Furman, 83-47, on Wednesday night.
Khaalidah Miller led the quartet of double-digit scorers with 17 points, Jasmine James put up 15 points, Erika Ford notched a season-high 14 points and Anne Marie Armstrong tallied 12 points. Armstrong led Georgia (8-0) on the boards with a season-high seven rebounds.
"We're getting better, and that's what we want to do," said head coach Andy Landers. "It doesn't always happen, but we're actually getting better at transition basketball. Our wings at times got out very well tonight and we were able to advance the ball quickly. We even snuck a layup or two in that any team shouldn't get. I was pleased overall with our transition game and then in the half court the way we moved the basketball around."
Furman (3-2) also had players in double-digit points, as Brittany Hodges scored 15 points and Teshia Griswold posted 14 points.
Furman started the game strong, racing to a 11-7 lead in the first three minutes. Seconds later, a James jumper sparked a 16-2 Georgia run that put the Lady Bulldogs up 23-13 with 11 minutes on the clock.
For the next six minutes, the Paladins refused to let Georgia control the game. However, with just under five minutes remaining in the first half, Merritt Hempe sank a jump shot to start Georgia's 14-4 run that ended the period and put the Lady Bulldogs in the locker room with a 45-28 lead.
In the first half, the Lady Bulldogs scored 16 points off of 15 Furman turnovers while only committing seven turnover of their own.
The Paladins started the second period quickly with a 7-2 run that decreased Georgia's lead to 47-35. The Lady Bulldogs then used an 11-2 surge of their own to increase the lead to 21 and the score to 58-37.
Georgia outscored Furman 17-4 in the last 10 minutes of the game and did not allow a single Paladin point in the final 3:50 of the contest.
For the game, the Lady Bulldogs shot a 46.8 percent from the field and held the Paladins to a 36.5 percent effort.
Georgia plays its next game on the road against in-state rival Georgia Tech on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 p.m. The Lady Bulldogs return to Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. when they host Mercer.
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