ATHENS, Ga. — Jasmine Hassell scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 10 Georgia to a decisive 66-38 win over Presbyterian on Wednesday night.
Presbyterian (1-1) was trying to gets its second upset win in its first season as a certified Division I team. The Blue Hose opened the season with a 49-46 win at Clemson Sunday.
Freshman Merritt Hempe, who failed to score in the season opener for Georgia (2-0), came off the bench and contributed 11 points, six rebounds, three blocks, three steals, two assists and no turnovers.
Shonda Burnside led the Blue Hose with eight points. Presbyterian continues a tough three-game opening road trip at No. 3 Duke Saturday.
Georgia came at Presbyterian in waves in the first half, with 23 of its 35 points at intermission coming from the bench. Georgia dominated in every aspect of the game in the first 20 minutes, controlling the board 19-11 and forcing 16 turnovers.
The Lady Dogs scored the first four points of the game and steadily pulled away to lead 35-18 at the half.
The same formula worked in the second half when Georgia once again scored the first two baskets of the half and kept way out front throughout the game.
The win was the 797th in Andy Landers' career as the head coach at Georgia.