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Post Humphrey, Taylor make Lady Dog debuts in rout

Thursday November 30, 2006

Tasha Humphrey was serving the sixth game of her six-game suspension during Wednesday’s laugher with Memphis, so it caused quite a stir when she ran to the scorer’s table with 17 minutes remaining in the game. She played the rest of the game, scoring 11 points.

It’s not that she was playing out of necessity. Georgia had the game well in hand. Coach Landers explained why she was played, "Tasha made a mistake – not good. But the way she handled the consequences has been great, and that’s why I put her in tonight. I’d been thinking about it since last week, but I hadn’t told anybody."

She was definitely a bit rusty, but her offense is still there, and she spent some valuable minutes fitting in with several different rotations.

It was also a nice surprise to see Maria Taylor make her Lady Dog debut. Taylor is a volleyball player and has just begun practicing with the Lady Dogs, and she had a surprisingly nice first outing with five points, seven rebounds, and two blocks in just 16 minutes. She might be raw and lost as far as the structure of the playbook goes, but she is extremely athletic and can jump to get almost any rebound. It was very impressive watching her get after the ball.

For such a mundane game, there was a bit of historical significance.

  • Ashley Houts tied the team record with ten steals in a single game
  • The win was the 700th in program history
  • Andy Landers’ 663rd win ties him with Roger Kaiser (who coached at West Georgia and Life College) for the most wins by a college coach in the state of Georgia. Kaiser was an all-American at Georgia Tech, so it’s fitting that Landers gets a chance to set the record on Sunday against Tech.

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