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Mercer vs. Georgia final score: Bulldogs smother Bears in blowout

The Bears were no match for the Bulldogs' defense as they forced 28 turnovers en route to the easy win.


The sixth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs women's basketball team cruised to an easy victory over the Mercer Bears, 80-38, on Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs displayed a balanced offensive attack with four players in double-figures. Jasmine Hassell, Jasmine James and Erika Ford each finished with 12 points while Khaalidah Miller added 10. The Bears were led by Kendra Grant's 16 points in the loss.

The Bulldogs forced the Bears into 28 turnovers, including 13 combined from the Bears' starting backcourt of Sharnea Boykin and Tabitha Bradshaw. The Bulldogs only turned it over eight times themselves. The differential led to 23 more shot attempts for the Bulldogs, who shot 45.3 percent from the field, including 9-for-15 from the three-point line.

The Bulldogs led by 13 at the half then went on a 17-2 run to start the second that permanently put the game out of reach.

The Bulldogs improved to 10-0 on the season while the Bears dropped to 4-3.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.