No. 6 Georgia 80, Kentucky 62
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ Kedra Holland-Corn made the shot that put Kentucky in its place.
Kentucky, winless in the Southeastern Conference this season, trailed No. 6 Georgia by just six points late in the first half Saturday night. But Holland-Corn beat the buzzer with a 3-pointer, and the Lady Bulldogs went on to an 80-62 victory.
``We hung in there,″ said Kentucky coach Bernadette Mattox, facing her alma mater. ``We made a run late in the first half to cut it to six. Then, they hit a 3 to put it up to nine.″
Holland-Corn’s shot gave the Lady Bulldogs (17-4, 7-1 SEC) a 49-40 advantage.
Kentucky (6-16, 0-9) was still only eight points down with 17:18 to go, but Georgia’s 8-0 run in the next five minutes stretched the Lady Bulldogs’ advantage to 62-46. Vonda Jackson hit a shot with 12:18 left to end Kentucky’s drought.
Kentucky did not get closer than 13 points the rest of the way. Georgia built its lead to 21 points, the last time after a shot by Tracy Henderson made the score 76-55 with 5:51 to go.
Holland-Corn’s 3-pointer gave her 17 points for the half, and she finished with 23. Henderson added 21 points and La’ Kesha Frett 20 for the Lady Bulldogs, who handed Kentucky its sixth consecutive loss.
``We have three pretty good players,″ Georgia coach Andy Landers said of the 20-plus point trio. ``When all of those players play well, we’re pretty darn good. Each of them is good on their own.″
Tiffany Wait led Kentucky with 16 points. Patrice Boyd had 14 points and eight rebounds and Kim Denkins had 13 points.