Humphrey leads Georgia with 22 points, 9 boards

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Freshman forward Tasha Humphrey had 22 points and nine rebounds in just 14 minutes and Georgia (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) beat Iona 96-52 on Sunday, coach Andy Landers' 700th victory.

Janese Hardrick added 18 points and Cori Chambers had 14 for the Lady Bulldogs (8-3), who won their third in a row.

Meg Abele scored 16 points and Tiara Headen added 11 for the Gaels (2-7).

Landers, in his 30th season, became the fifth women's coach to reach 700 victories. Tennessee's Pat Summitt is the all-time leader at 858, followed by Texas' Jody Conradt (852), LSU's Sue Gunter (708) and Rutgers' Vivian Stringer (700).

"I never set out to win 700 games," said Landers, who is 700-213 overall, including 618-192 in 26 seasons at Georgia. He was 82-21 in four seasons at Roane State. "If I am proudest of anything, it's that we have been able to win consistently over such a long period of time, playing difficult schedules and in a very competitive (Southeastern) conference."

Humphrey scored 13 points and Chambers, a sophomore guard, had 12 in leading the Lady Bulldogs, who never trailed, to a 47-22 halftime lead.

"They were playing zone, plugging up the middle and making it tough to shoot, but I got a lot of points off offensive rebounds," said Humphrey, who had nine rebounds, seven offensive.

Georgia outrebounded Iona 44-27 and capitalized on 24 turnovers by the Gaels while committing just nine.

"One of our goals was to tighten it up defensively and take away their passing lanes," said Chambers, who played at nearby New Rochelle Ursuline and whose return helped draw a crowd of 1,087, the largest to see a women's-only game at Mulcahy Center.

The Lady Bulldogs led by as much as 86-32 after Hardrick drilled a 3 with 9:39 left.

Georgia converted 11 3-pointers and shot 46.8 percent from the field while Iona, playing its first Top 25 opponent in 10 years, shot 37.8 percent.

Sherrill Baker and Katie Frye each added 11 points for the Lady Bulldogs.