The Florida women’s basketball team (17-8, 7-5 SEC) falls to Georgia (17-8, 5-7 SEC) by a score of 67-58 Sunday to get swept in the season series.
The Gators struggled shooting from the three point line in the second half, after hitting all four of their long distance shots in the first half of the game.
The Gators faced a difficult task in controlling the pace of the game, and that led to good scoring for the Bulldogs and dry spells for the Gators.
Florida head coach Amanda Butler was disappointed that her team did not assert itself more in controlling the tempo of the game.
“We followed the tone that they set pretty much the entire game,” Butler said. “We had spurts where we battled, but we did not play with Florida toughness for 40 minutes, and you’re not going to beat good teams on their home court when you do that.”
The Gators did not have many players give them strong performances. Senior guard Jaterra Bonds scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Forward Ronni Williams was the only other player for the Gators to record double figures with 10 points.
Florida forward Kayla Lewis, who is usually a strong contributor for the Gators, was quiet with just six points and five rebounds. Guard January Miller, who had a strong performance in the last game against Kentucky with 20 points, scored just five points and fouled out late in the game. Forward Lily Svete also struggled, recording zero points after a career-high 17 points.
Forward Shacobia Barbee led the way for the Bulldogs with 21 points and eight boards. Guards Erika Ford and Khaalidah Miller joined Barbee in double figures with 19 and 14 respectively.
The Gators will look to bounce back on Thursday when they return home to take on the Missouri Tigers.
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