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Georgia women win conference opener 75-62

ATHENS - Megan Darrah led five Georgia players in double figures with 19 points and the No. 10 Lady Bulldogs defeated Mississippi 75-62 Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

Georgia (14-1 overall, 1-0 SEC) led 38-27 at halftime, but Shantell Black scored nine straight points for Ole Miss to trim the margin to 40-36 with 17:01 to play.

A 15-2 run by Georgia pushed the lead to 60-42 with 11:07 to go after Tasha Humphrey made a short jumper.

Mississippi made one more run, scoring eight straight points on four free throws and two layups to cut the gap to 65-55 with 5:21 remaining. But that was as close as Ole Miss got.

Angel Robinson scored 16 points and nine rebounds for Georgia, while Humphrey scored 14, Angela Puleo 13 and Ashley Houts 11.