Smalley powers Auburn's rout of Georgia Southern

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Alli Smalley scored 12 of her 18 points in the second half to help No. 20 Auburn rout Georgia Southern 71-45 on Wednesday night.

DeWanna Bonner added 11 points and freshman Chantel Hilliard had 10 for the Tigers (3-0).

Sherrell Hobbs became the 24th Auburn player to reach the 1,000-point mark with a layup in the second half.

Ashley Melson scored 12 points to lead Georgia Southern (2-1).

Georgia Southern kept the game close for most of the first half before Auburn went on a 8-1 run to take a 36-27 lead into the locker room.

The Tigers went on a 22-6 run to start the second half and put the game away. Smalley scored 10 points during the spurt.