Balance of No. 14 Georgia women sinks Winthrop 85-39
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Taja Cole led a balanced attack with 14 points and added a career-high 11 assists for her first double-double to lead No. 14 Georgia to an 85-39 win over Winthrop on Sunday.
Caliya Robinson and Kaila Hubbard added 13 points apiece for the Bulldogs (2-0), Gabby Connally and Jenna Staiti scored 12 each and Caitlin Hose 10.
Winthrop, coached by two-time Olympian, four-time All-American, Hall-of-Famer and the first woman to ever play for the Harlem Globetrotters Lynette Woodard, shot just 21 percent (14 of 66) and had 19 turnovers.
Georgia scored 14 straight points and turned that into a 22-2 run to close the first quarter for a 24-6 lead. The middle two quarters were close but in the fourth quarter the Bulldogs had a 27-5 advantage.
The Eagles (0-2), who lost to Wisconsin in their opener, shot 2 of 16 in the opening quarter and 2 of 15 in the fourth.