By NEMS Daily Journal
No. 21 Georgia women beat Mississippi State
ATHENS, Ga. – Khaalidah Miller shook off a two-game shooting slump as she and teammate Jasmine Hassell scored 16 points each and No. 21 Georgia defeated Mississippi State 70-60 in a Southeastern Conference game Thursday night.
Miller had played all 40 minutes of the last two games for Georgia (17-6, 6-4 SEC) as the Lady Dogs try to compensate for the absence of starting point guard Jasmine James, who missed her fifth straight game Thursday.
Against Mississippi State (13-9, 3-6 SEC), Miller hit six of 13 shots and twice fueled rallies by Georgia, which ended a two-game losing streak.
In the first half when Georgia jumped out to a 12-1 lead, Miller hit a 3-pointer and got a layup off a steal.
In the second half when the Lady Bulldogs broke a 40-40 tie with a 15-0 run, Miller scored eight of the points.
Kendra Grant and Diamber Johnson scored 14 apiece as Mississippi State lost its third straight game.
Kentucky women match best start in history
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Freshman Bria Goss scored 19 points and No. 6 Kentucky matched its best start ever with an 82-41 victory over Ole Miss on Thursday.
The Wildcats (21-2, 10-0 SEC) equaled the 1982-83 team and are looking to do something that team couldn’t – win an SEC championship to join the school’s only other title team from the 1981-82 season.
Kentucky forced Ole Miss (12-11, 2-8) into 36 turnovers, the most in a conference game this season, and didn’t skip a beat even though leading scorer A’dia Mathies had an off night. Mathies, averaging 15.4 points, went 2 of 14 from the field and finished with 11 points.