ATHENS, Ga. (UGA) -- Jasmine Hassell scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead No. 10 Georgia past the Presbyterian Blue Hose (1-1), 66-38, on Wednesday.
Freshmen Merritt Hempe added 11 points, three steals as the Lady Bulldogs improved to 2-0 on the young season.
"It was a really good win, and I was impressed," said head coach Andy Landers. "I think we were all impressed. You know, you play a game against Rutgers (last Sunday) and you identify two or three things that you think you can do better in the next game, and you work on those only for a few minutes.
"You keep them on your kids' radars, and then they come out this game and they address those things. I'm really, really pleased with what the focus was tonight and how the players addressed the focus."
Georgia started the game strong with a 9-3 run that lasted the first four minutes of the game. The next seven minutes saw the Blue Hose match the Lady Bulldogs basket-for-basket and reduce Georgia's lead to 18-13.
Seconds after Georgia recorded it's smallest lead of the game, Hassell sank a pair of free throws to spark an 8-0 Lady Bulldog run that put Georgia up 26-13 with four minutes left in the first half. The lead eventually ballooned to 17 points at the break.
Georgia maintained at least a 20-point lead for most second half.
The Lady Bulldogs return to action on Friday when they host S.C. State at 7 p.m. ET.
Information provided by UGA Sports Media Relations and GeorgiaDogs.com.
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