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Monday November 23, 2009

For the second time in this early season the Lady Dogs hosted one of the big names of the sport and came away with a win. Georgia escaped with a 49-48 win over Rutgers on Sunday afternoon.

The script was much different than last weekend’s impressive win over Oklahoma which was dominated by the Georgia frontcourt. This time the Lady Dogs needed a career game from sophomore guard Meredith Mitchell and timely jumpers from freshmen Jasmine James and Anne Marie Armstrong to come back from a late 10-point deficit. Armstrong’s first three-pointer as a Lady Dog proved to be the game-winner. Rutgers had a chance to win by intercepting a Georgia inbounds pass with three seconds left, but their final shot hit off the rim.

A low-scoring game with Rutgers is nothing unusual; that’s the way they play, and their matchup zone can be frustrating. Last year Georgia lost an ugly 45-34 game at Rutgers. Rutgers had denied Georgia time and again by blocking over ten shots, and it wasn’t until the jumpers started falling down the stretch that the Lady Dogs were able to make any headway. Georgia’s defense meanwhile clamped down and forced 29 turnovers to keep the team in the game.

The game had scary moments for both teams. Georgia’s Angel Robinson banged her head on the floor during a collision while going for a loose ball, and she had to be taken off the court on a stretcher and transported to an area hospital for evaluation after complaining of neck pain. Georgia fans who had just seen football player Bacarri Rambo taken off the field with a similar injury just a week earlier fell silent. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that “Robinson received a CT scan and X-rays, which were both negative, and she was discharged from the hospital.” Her status going forward is uncertain though.

A few minutes later Rutgers point guard Khadijah Rushdan went down with an apparently serious knee injury that left her unable to stand or extend her left leg. After nearly being dropped by medical personnel, Rushdan was carried into the locker room, and the extent of her injury is unknown.

The Lady Dogs have a midweek game with Alabama State before heading to Southern Miss for a Thanksgiving weekend tournament.

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  • The personnel to drop Khadijah was the UGA trainer that went out to help. Get rid of the high heal shoes and where shoes that allows you to get to your own player quicker than she did with Angel Robinson.