Morrison Helps Georgia Women # 13 Rally Florida 73-69

That Morrison scored 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to help rally No.13 Georgia to a 73-69 victory over Florida on Sunday.

Morrison had just two points in the first half and finished just 4 of 13 shots, but was perfect from the line in 10 attempts, including eight in the final period.

With Georgia (12-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) behind by seven with seven minutes remaining, the Lady Bulldogs finished the game ahead of the Gators 20-9 with Morrison giving Georgia the lead to good with two free throws with 1:43 to go and ice the game with two more with 1.9 seconds remaining.

Malury Bates added 13 points on 6 of 9 shots. She took six rebounds, as did Morrison, who also had four assists and five of Georgia’s 15 steals. The Bulldogs turned 26 Florida turnovers into 29 points.

Georgia was once again without top scorer and rebounder Jenna Staiti, who missed the Bulldogs’ previous game, a 68-62 loss to LSU, due to health and safety protocols.

Jordyn Merritt scored 18 points, Kiara Smith added 17 with eight rebounds and five assists and Nina Rickards scored 15 points for the Gators (10-4, 0-1), who ended a four-game winning streak. consecutive.

Georgia trailed 16 early in the second period before scoring the final 11 points of the half to sit 34-33.

Georgia have won the last nine meetings.

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