Sophomore point guard Evina Westbrook poured in 10 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a third-quarter UT shooting slump and Georgia’s second-half rally as UT fell at Stegeman Coliseum, 66-62.
Westbrook led Tennessee (12-4, 1-3 SEC) in scoring with a game-high 23 points, logging her eighth 20+ point performance of the season. Rennia Davis had six points and 12 rebounds, while Cheridene also added six points and 10 rebounds.
UT’s shooting woes continued, however, and Georgia tied the game at 41-all after back-to-back treys by Taja Cole. The teams traded buckets with UT going up 47-46 off a pair of Westbrook free throws. Cole again answered for the Lady Bulldogs, though, hitting her third 3-pointer of the day at the buzzer to give Georgia a 49-47 lead going into the final stanza.
The Lady Bulldogs answered with four straight points, and Tennessee would cut it back to one once more with just over a minute left in the game. The Lady Vols, however, couldn’t overcome the deficit, falling to UGA, 66-62.