Originally created 12/05/01

Lady Dogs 73, Georgia Southern 54



STATESBORO, Ga. -- Kara Braxton had 18 points and 11 rebounds as No. 13 Georgia used a decisive size advantage to beat Georgia Southern 73-54 Tuesday night.

Whitney Law added 12 points and Christi Thomas had 11 rebounds for Georgia (6-0), which outrebounded Georgia Southern 66-44, blocked 13 shots and held the Lady Eagles to 24-percent shooting.

Alie Rousseau scored 23 points for Georgia Southern (2-4). The Lady Eagles lost to the Lady Bulldogs for the 13th straight time since the 1980-81 season. Georgia leads the series 16-9.

Georgia started the 6-foot-5 Thomas and 6-4 Tawana McDonald and brought the 6-6 Braxton in a reserve. The Lady Bulldogs' size caused problems at both ends of the court for Georgia Southern, which had just one player taller than 6-1 and none over 6-3.

Georgia outrebounded the Lady Eagles 30-17 in the first half. The Lady Bulldogs also blocked six shots and altered several others as they limited Georgia Southern to 19-percent shooting in the half and led 34-19 at intermission.