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No. 9 Georgia Rallies Past Davidson

November 19, 2006

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) _ Cori Chambers scored 25 points to lead No. 9 Georgia to a come-from-behind 74-68 win over Davidson on Sunday. Freshman Christy Marshall came off the bench to score 16 for Georgia (3-0), which trailed 56-50 with 10:11 to play. Megan Darrah had her second straight double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Danielle Hemerka led Davidson’s (2-1) attack with 12 points, backed up by 11 from Katie Hamilton and 10 from Tia Washington.

Georgia took the lead for good at 59-58 on a jumper by Marshall with 7:24 to play, but the game was close until the final minute. Georgia scored just one field goal in the game’s last 4 minutes, but hit three free throws. Hemerka’s 3-pointer with 2:34 to go pulled Davidson as close as 69-65. Chambers answered with a jumper, and Georgia held on.

The Wildcats took a 12-6 lead on Hamilton’s 3-pointer with 15:02 to go in the first half. That was their biggest lead of the first half, but they spent more time ahead than behind. Julie Paquette’s free throws gave Davidson a 27-25 lead with 3:17 to go in the half.

But Chambers hit a pair of 3-pointers in an 11-2 run by Georgia, which led 36-29 with 43 seconds to go in the half. A layup by Paquette and two free throws by Alexandra Thompson closed the halftime gap to 36-33.

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