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February 22, 2019
Georgia women’s basketball coach Joni Taylor was on the bench, just two days after giving birth to her second child. Taylor gave birth to Drew Simone Taylor on Tuesday morning.

ATHENS, Georgia (AP) — Georgia women’s basketball coach Joni Taylor was on the bench Thursday night, just two days after giving birth to her second child and her team gave her a gift.

Taylor gave birth to Drew Simone Taylor on Tuesday, the morning after she coached a 78-56 victory over Mississippi. Not one to take things easy, mom was on the bench Thursday night and observed Georgia’s 93-83 victory over Arkansas.

Caliya Robinson scored 21 points and Que Morris had 16 as all five starters scored in double figures for the Bulldogs (15-10, 6-6 Southeastern Conference). Georgia built a lead in the middle quarters and made 9 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter, plus 9 of 13 shots from the field.

Chelsea Dungee scored 18 points and Alexis Tolefree had 17 for the Razorbacks (16-10, 5-7), who were 10 of 15 from the line for the game.

Joni Taylor is 79-42 in her fourth season as coach of the Lady Bulldogs.

Drew Taylor was 20 inches long and weighed six pounds, eight ounces. Joni Taylor and her husband, Darius Taylor, have a second child, 2-year-old Jacie. Their daughter was born early in the 2016-17 season.

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Information for this story was provided by Brandon Sudge of the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph.