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Tough night for Lady Eagles in Athens
Georgia Southern's Shawnda Atwood (23) defends Georgia's Megan Darrah (24) looks to work the ball during the first half on Tuesday in Athens, Ga. - photo by Associated Press
    ATHENS, Ga. — Tasha Humphrey scored 18 points to help No. 8 Georgia rout Georgia Southern 105-66 Tuesday night.
    Humphrey became the No. 8 career scorer for Georgia (3-0), passing Tracy Henderson. Humphrey now has 1,772 points.
    Five more Lady Bulldogs scored in double figures, including Christy Marshall, who came off the bench to score a career-high 17 points, hitting eight of nine shots. Ashley Houts scored 16, Lindsey Moss 15, Angel Robinson 12 and Megan Darrah 11.
    Shawnda Atwood led Georgia Southern (1-2) with 16 points.
    Darrah scored seven of Georgia’s first 13 points, going backdoor for a layup, running the floor in transition and spotting up for a 3 as Georgia bolted to a 13-2 lead.
    The Lady Eagles made only one field goal in the first nine minutes, as Georgia built a 24-4 lead after reserve Danielle Taylor intercepted a pass and went end-to-end for a layup, all before Humphrey scored her first point.
    Humphrey sparked a 12-0 Georgia run late in the half, as the Lady Dogs expanded the margin to 37-11. Humphrey scored 11 of 13 Georgia points during one stretch, and Georgia led 52-21 at the half.
    The Lady Eagles hit six 3-pointers in the second half, but never threatened.
    Moss hit five of nine 3-pointers in scoring her career high.
    The Lady Eagles played without senior Tiffany Brown, an All-Southern Conference performer last year when she averaged 15 points a game. She has been suspended for the first six games of the season.
    Georgia’s Rebecca Rowsey sat out with a knee injury.