Originally created 12/29/96

No. 4 Georgia 87Univ. of Las Vegas 41

LAS VEGAS - Road-weary or not, the fourth-ranked Georgia Lady Bulldogs kept the UNLV Lady Rebels on the run Saturday.

Coming off a loss to No. 5 Louisiana Tech a day earlier, Georgia routed UNLV 87-41 in the consolation game of the UNLV Shootout.

"One of the things that was nice about this game was that it allowed us to revisit our style, which is press and run," Georgia coach Andy Landers said. "Our girls like to push the ball, and they had the chance to do that tonight.

"I think we're a tired basketball team right now. We've played nine games on the road from Wisconsin to Alaska to Las Vegas. It's going to be good to get home and get into a routine."

La'Keshia Frett had 16 points and nine rebounds for Georgia (9-2) in the lopsided win over UNLV (2-8), which made just 15 of 56 shots from the floor (.268) and was held to the third-lowest point total in the program's history.

All 12 of Georgia's players scored, and the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half, ending the game with a 21-4 spurt.

Tracy Henderson and Kedra Holland-Corn added 12 points apiece for the Lady Bulldogs.

UNLV was led by Toby Girard and Taneisha Gossett with 12 points apiece.

After Georgia opened with a 12-0 streak, UNLV was unable to get closer than nine points. But the game did not get out of hand until the second half, with the Rebels behind 37-23 at halftime.

A layup by Frett capped an 8-0 Georgia run to start the second half, giving the Lady Bulldogs a 22-point lead.

"The bottom line is Georgia has a lot more players and they keep coming at you and eventually wear you down," UNLV coach LaDonna McClain said. "Their press became much more effective as the game went on."


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