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(14) Georgia 80

(8-1, 2-0 away)

Mercer 43

(2-7, 1-1 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, December 6, 2011

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    #14UGA 37 4380
    MER 23 2043

    Georgia outscores Mercer 52-6 in paint, rolls to win

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- Jasmine Hassell had 16 points and Georgia (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) took control by scoring 11 straight points midway through the first half of an 80-43 win over Mercer on Tuesday night.

    Led by Hassell's play around the basket, Georgia outscored Mercer 52-6 in the paint.

    Georgia (8-1) trailed 14-12 following a 3-pointer by Mercer's Ry'van Buchanan, who had 13 points. Hassell had back-to-back baskets in the Lady Bulldogs' 11-0 run.

    Khaalidah Miller had 15 points and Anne Marie Armstrong added 12.

    Precious Bridges had 11 points for Mercer (2-7).

    The Lady Bulldogs had 14 steals, including four by Jasmine James, and outscored the Bear 26-3 in points off turnovers.

    Mercer coach Susie Gardner played for Andy Landers at Georgia from 1983-86. Landers is in his 33rd season at Georgia.

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