Hassell scores 16 to lead Lady Bulldogs over Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jasmine Hassell scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as No. 13 Georgia defeated Florida 62-57 Sunday, ending a streak of nine wins by the home team in this Southeastern Conference series.

A jumper with 1:56 left by Jasmine James, who had 12 points for the Lady Bulldogs (21-4, 9-3), broke a 55-55 tie, the 10th deadlock in the game.

Khaalidah Miller added a 3-pointer with 39 seconds remaining to make it 60-55, and James added two free throws at the 6-second mark before the Gators (15-11, 4-8) added a final basket.

Florida led by as many as 12 points, 24-12, in the first half, but Georgia tied it with a 12-0 run and took a 30-28 lead at halftime.

Miller made 3 of 7 shots from 3-point range to finish with nine points for Georgia.

Jennifer George had 17 points, Jaterra Bonds 14 and Christin Mercer 12 for Florida.

No. 13 GEORGIA 62, FLORIDA 57

GEORGIA (21-4)

Hassell 6-11 4-7 16, Barbee 1-4 0-0 2, Armstrong 2-2 0-0 5, James 4-15 4-7 12, Griffin 1-3 2-2 5, Miller 3-9 0-1 9, Hempe 1-2 2-4 4, Donald 1-3 0-0 2, Butler 0-1 0-0 0, Ford 3-10 1-2 7. Totals 22-60 13-23 62.

FLORIDA (15-11)

Mercer 6-10 0-0 12, Svete 0-1 0-0 0, George 7-12 3-5 17, Bonds 5-13 4-5 14, Moss 3-12 0-0 6, Miller 0-1 1-2 1, Needles 1-3 0-0 3, Lewis 1-5 2-2 4, McIntyre 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-59 10-14 57.

Halftime — Georgia 30-28. 3-Point Goals — Georgia 5-12 (Miller 3-7, Armstrong 1-1, Griffin 1-2, James 0-1, Barbee 0-1), Florida 1-5 (Needles 1-3, Svete 0-1, Bonds 0-1). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Georgia 44 (Hassell 16), Florida 40 (Lewis, Mercer 8). Assists — Georgia 7 (Armstrong 3), Florida 5 (Moss 3). Total Fouls — Georgia 17, Florida 19. A — 2,232.

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