No. 10 Georgia 57, Rutgers 51

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 11, 2012
Khaalidah Miller's 12 points led a balanced scoring effort and No. 10 Georgia opened the season with a 57-51 win over Rutgers on Sunday. Three of Miller's teammates scored 10 points apiece: Anne Marie Armstrong, Jasmine James and Jasmine Hassell. Erica Wheeler scored 12 points, and Chelsey Lee 11 for Rutgers (0-1). The Scarlet Knights dominated the boards, claiming 42 rebounds to Georgia's 29, but Rutgers also turned the ball over 26 times, leading to 18 Georgia points. An 18-2 run by the Lady Dogs midway in the first half proved to be the difference in the game. Rutgers led 12-8 after Lee's short basket with 12:57 to go in the first half before Georgia mounted its 18-2 surge, capped by Tiaria Griffin's steal and layup with 4:17 to go before the half, building a 26-14 lead. Georgia led 28-18 at intermission, scoring 13 points off 16 Rutgers turnovers. Georgia failed to score a field goal in the first seven minutes of the second half and Rutgers pulled to within 29-27 with 13:09 to play on a putback by Syessence Davis, prompting a timeout from Georgia Coach Andy Landers. He drew up a play that got a layup for Hassell, the first basket of the half, giving Georgia a 31-27 lead with 12:47 to go. Georgia's Erika Ford, playing with four fouls, pushed the Lady Dogs to a 40-34 lead with 7:20 to go, hitting a free throw, a putback and a coast-to-coast layup in a 77-second span. Twice in the last six minutes, Hassell scored from underneath the basket to stretch Georgia's lead to seven points. When Jasmine James bolted for a full-court pass and layup, she put Georgia ahead 53-43 with 2:05 left and put the Knights into hurry-up mode.
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