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Post Chambers heads to final NCAA Tournament

Tuesday March 13, 2007

The Journal News, a newspaper serving the Lower Hudson Valley of New York, has a nice feature up on local product Cori Chambers and the twilight of her college career.

“It’s my last shot at doing something I’ve always wanted to do,” said Chambers.

Cori is the leading career three-point shooter at Georgia, but her senior season has been a story of ups and downs. Just as she seemed to be shooting herself out of a long slump against Kentucky in the SEC Tournament, she injured her toe.

I will go so far as to say that the play of Chambers alone might be one of the top three factors determining how far the Lady Dogs can go. Limiting turnovers is especially important, and that’s a team effort. Defensive intensity is also a key indicator. Then there is Chambers. With Tasha Humphrey inside, the perimeter game is the real question mark. It has been feast or famine. If the outside shots are falling, teams can’t zone and double-team Humphrey inside, and Georgia puts up points inside and outside. If the outside shots aren’t falling, teams have been able to strangle Georgia’s offense and get them in low-scoring battles.

Chambers and backcourt teammate Janese Hardrick are seniors with important roles to play in that perimeter offense. They are in position to have a lot to say about how their college careers will end and how their legacies at Georgia will be written.

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