Second-half surge lifts Georgia over VanderbiltJan 19, 2007 - 3:29 AM ATHENS, Georgia (Ticker) -- Ashley Houts scored 21 points to lead No. 16 Georgia to an 83-71 victory over 11th-ranked Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference.
The Lady Bulldogs (15-4, 3-2 SEC) erased a one-point halftime deficit by scoring 54 second-half points, including 12 from Houts, who finished 10-of-13 at the free-throw line.
Janese Hardrick scored 11 points in a 20-7 run that put Georgia in command, 60-46, with just over 6 1/2 minutes to play.
Vanderbilt (16-3, 3-2) closed within 70-63 on a jumper by Carla Thomas with 2:17 left, but Christy Marshall buried four straight foul shots to seal the win.
Tasha Humphrey added 18 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who finished 32-of-42 from the stripe.
Christina Wirth scored 16 points and Caroline Marsh, Merideth Marsh and Thomas had 12 apiece for the Commodores, who committed 17 turnovers that led to 22 points for the Lady Bulldogs.
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