AMES, Iowa — Behind 19 factors from Jenna Staiti and a career-high 15 from freshman Jillian Hollingshead, the sixth-seeded College of Georgia Woman Bulldogs basketball group (21-9, 9-7 SEC) defeated the No. 11 seed Dayton Flyers, (26-6, 14-1 A10) at Hilton Coliseum Friday night time.
Georgia advances to play both No. 3 seed Iowa State or No. 14 seed UT Arlington on Sunday within the second spherical of the NCAA Event. Sport time can be introduced later.
Hollingshead’s night time marks essentially the most factors for a freshman within the NCAA Event since 2013, when Shacobia Barbee notched 20 towards Iowa State.
“Dayton is a very good group,” stated head coach Joni Taylor. “They do a very good job of stretching you. They’re actually good and so they’ve been actually good for a very long time. By way of what we seemed like, I believed we did a very good job of locking in and making an attempt to remove what they do properly. They’ve three dynamic guards; we did a superb job of irritating them and making it robust. I believed we did a very good job of being aggressive after we did not make photographs and successful offensive rebounds, giving ourselves second probability alternatives and to get to the free throw line. That is one thing we talked about loads.”
Regardless of struggling to search out the rim early, the Bulldogs had been down by simply two on the first media timeout. Staiti discovered the basket off a Flyer turnover adopted by Que Morrison rising Georgia’s lead, 15-11, with a quick break layup. The Flyers’ offense endured, however the Woman Canine locked down and saved the lead, 19-17 within the first quarter.
An 8-2 run highlighted the second quarter for Georgia. Hollingshead put away three photographs alongside a Morrison layup. The Woman Canine went on to attain 12 extra factors and picked up 14 whole boards to complete the half up by 10, 41-31. Hollingshead led the offensive drive for the Woman Canine, tallying 10 factors within the second quarter alone.
Rallying after a two-and-a-half minute scoring drought, Staiti pulled Georgia again with a 6-0 run earlier than the primary media timeout. The Woman Canine battled to maintain their benefit over Dayton, matching their two three-pointers with a 6-0 run from Morrison, Staiti, and Hollingshead. A fastbreak layup from Chloe Chapman saved the Woman Canine forward, 56-46 heading into the fourth quarter.
Georgia jumped to a fast 15-point lead with contributions from Hollingshead, Morrison and Malury Bates. After drawing a Dayton foul, the Woman Bulldogs completed the ultimate quarter scoring seven extra factors. A free throw from Chapman sealed the 70-54 win
The Woman Bulldogs will face both No. 3 Iowa State or No. 14 UT Arlington on Sunday, March 20.