Georgia is on the board first as Jenna staiti hits a jumper, Sarah Ashlee Barker hits a jumper as well and the Lady Bulldogs are up to a 4-0 lead. Jada Walker gets Kentucky on the board with a 3 pointer, Georgia answers with a jumper and 3 pointer, Kentucky responds with layups from Jazmine Massengill and Jada Walker, Treasure Hunt ties it up with a layup. Rhyne Howard with a jumper gives the Cats their first lead of the game. Georgia ties it up but Robyn Benton hits a layup to go back ahead, that is short lived as Georgia gets a layup and ties it back up. Kentucky goes back up front but Georgia answers, they do it again, but Georgia ties it up and takes the lead after heading to the free throw line, Jazmine Massengill with a 3 pointer for the Cats to have a 20-18 lead after one quarter.
Jada Walker with a layup to start the second, Georgia with back to back layups ties things up, a jumper puts Georgia up front, Rhyne Howard with a jumper ties it up again. Dre’Una Edwards at the line, she makes one of two, she hits a layup for the Cats to go back up front, Rhyne Howard adds to it with a layup, 29-24. Georgia with an easy layup and Rhyne Howard with a basket, Kentucky with another basket, and Dre’Una Edwards. Kentucky will take a 39-35 lead into halftime.
Kentucky with a 3 pointer to start the third quarter, Georgia with a basket, Rhyne Howard with a basket and free throw, Georgia with a basket and it’s just a 4 point game, 45-41. Georgia makes their free throws, Kentucky with a basket. Georgia gets within two as they get a basket and they tie it up with a basket to make it 47-47. Georgia takes the lead after going to the line for two, 49-47. Kentucky ties it up again, 53-53, Rhyne Howard makes one of two, Georgia with back to back baskets, Rhyne Howard with a basket, Dre’Una Edwards to the line for two, she makes both for the Cats to have a 58-57 lead after three.
Rhyne Howard with a layup to start the fourth quarter, Georgia answers, Rhyne Howard answers right back and a free throw, Jada Walker with a 3 pointer. Kentucky leads 73-69. Georgia to the line for two, they make both , Treasure Hunt with a jumper, Georgia with a layup. Rhyne Howard with aback to back layups followed by free throws, she gets two more free throws and Kentucky will defeat Georgia 84-76 to begin SEC play 1-0.
Final 21 Kentucky 84, 15 Georgia 76