Auburn def. Georgia, 65-59
Post No 1,066
Hey everyone. Welcome to Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum, where your Auburn Tigers are playing host to the Georgia Bulldogs.
- HABOTN PLAYER OF THE GAME®
C Trevesha Jackson, 10 points, 2 rebounds
Numbers weren't her contribution. Without Jackson on the floor, Georgia's Angel Robinson was nearly unstoppable. When Jackson subbed in (she is struggling with pain in her left knee) Robinson was far more subdued. That development changed the game.
Auburn wins, 65-59. The Tigers now have a one-game lead over Vanderbilt with one game to go.
- FOURTH TO @ 0:56, 2nd half
Auburn leads, 56-53. Vanderbilt lost at Ole Miss earlier today, so the Tigers move into first place with a win here. I wonder if the players know that. Chantel Hilliard is out with a knee injury. Looked serious.
- THIRD TO @ 7:32, 2nd half
Georgia leads, 47-46. Auburn was up four points and Smalley fired an open three. She missed. The Bulldogs then went on a 7-0 run. That could have been a clinching turn of events for the Tigers. Instead, Georgia is right in the middle of this thing.
- SECOND TO @ 12:33, 2nd half
Auburn leads, 40-38. Same trends. DeWanna Bonner hasn't been a big force in this game yet. Is she going to change that?
- FIRST TO @ 15:27, 2nd half
Auburn leads, 38-35. Auburn has scored on five of its first eight possessions and Smalley is at the line for the ninth. Better offensive flow from the home team. Angel Robinson already has two put-backs this half.
- HALFTIME NUMBER OF NOTE: Auburn shot 32.4% in the first half.
Halftime entertainment: ZOOPERSTARS
Georgia leads, 29-27. Considering how poorly Auburn is shooting, the Bulldogs can't be happy with this score. Angel Robinson is a problem I don't think the Tigers can or will mitigate.
- FOURTH TO @ 3:59
Georgia leads, 22-18. Auburn is shooting very poorly. Not sure of the percentages right now. I'd say they're in the 33-percent range. It looks like the usual array of shots, honestly. Georgia has a major advantage inside -- not necessarily on just size. Those girls are skilled.
- THIRD TO @ 7:48
Georgia leads, 17-16. Both teams are playing at a higher level now. Hilliard is in for good, it seems, because Trevesha Jackson is out with what appears to be a calf or quadriceps strain. That's an issue because Auburn doesn't really have anyone to guard Georgia's Angel Robinson in the post.
- SECOND TO @ 10:48
Georgia leads, 13-10. Auburn went through a 4-minute stretch without a bucket. Good shots not falling. Georgia's defense is pretty aggressive with the man-to-man. I'm not seeing the same kind of cunning I'd expect from Whitney Boddie. Seems more tentative than usual. I'm surprised to see Chantel Hilliard in so early. That must be Fortner sending a message.
- FIRST TO @ 15:40
Tied at 7. Bonner has scored all seven of Auburn's points. Tigers have rebounded well. Shooting appears to be an issue.
- YOUR AUBURN STARTERS:
PG -- Whitney Boddie of Florence, Ala.
SG -- Allison "Alli" Smalley of Arab, Ala.
SF -- Sherell Hobbs of Huntsville, Ala.
"PF" -- DeWanna Bonner of Fairfield, Ala.
C -- Trevesha Jackson of Auburn, Ala.