ATHENS, Ga.----The 19th-ranked Georgia Lady Bulldogs fell to the No. 5 Tennessee Lady Volunteers 85-70 Sunday afternoon in Stegeman Coliseum. The Lady Bulldogs fall to 12-3 on the season and 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference.
Krista Donald led Georgia in scoring with a season-high 18 points, while Donald and Merritt Hempe collected six rebounds each to lead the home team. Tiaria Griffin added 15 points, Hempe chipped in 13 and Shacobia Barbee added 12.
Tennessee's junior point guard Ariel Massengale led all scorers with 28 points, including going 10-of-10 from the free-throw line. The Lady Volunteers hit 30-of-33 shots from the free-throw line.
"They definitely took advantage of our mistakes in the second half," Georgia head coach Andy Landers said. "But I was really proud of them for most of the game because despite everything they never dragged their feet. They just fought the fight but struggled to make things happen at times."