No. 12 Bulldogs shut down No. 17 Cavaliers for first-half stretch to grab lead

ATHENS, Ga. -- Jasmine James had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help Georgia (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) beat Virginia (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) 69-53 Sunday.

Monica Wright scored 21 for Virginia (7-3), becoming the third player in school history with 2,000 points.

Georgia (10-0) got 14 points from Porsha Phillips and 11 points and 10 rebounds from Angel Robinson.

The Bulldogs started the second half with a 12-3 run that put them up 48-25 three minutes in.

After the Cavaliers went ahead 17-15 with 10:46 to play in the half, they didn't score another field goal for seven and a half minutes, by which time they trailed 28-18.

Wright's 2,011 points left her behind only Dawn Staley's 2,135 and Heather Burge's 2,058 for the Cavaliers.