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James scores 24 as Georgia wins tournament title

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Jasmine James scored 24 points to lead Georgia (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) to an 84-55 win over Southern Miss on Saturday in the finals of the Lady Eagle Classic.

Ashley Houts added 17 points for the Lady Bulldogs (5-0). Anne Marie Armstrong finished with 14 points and Porsha Williams had 10.

Houts was the tournament MVP after scoring 34 points in two games.

Georgia opened the game on a 13-2 run that included a pair of 3-pointers by Houts, and never relinquished the lead. Southern Miss out-rebounded Georgia 38-37, but the Lady Bulldogs shot a season-high 48.4 percent from the floor.

Pauline Love scored 18 points to lead Southern Miss (3-3).