ATHENS, Ga. -- Shacobia Barbee had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead No. 19 Georgia over Illinois 82-60 on Saturday.
The Lady Bulldogs (12-1) took a 65-40 lead with 10:06 left in the game as Khaalidah Miller's layup capped an 18-6 run. Georgia also used an 11-0 run in the first half to go ahead 25-15 and closed out the half on a 10-3 run to lead 38-25 at the break.
Krista Donald had 10 points and 15 rebounds and seven assists for Georgia which outrebounded the Illini 51-30. The Lady Bulldogs shot 55 percent from the field while holding Illinois to 33.8 percent. Tiaria Griffin had 17 points, Erika Ford scored 14 and Miller had 12.
Ivory Crawford led Illinois (7-6) with 23 points, five rebounds and five steals. Amber Moore added 16 points for the Illini who never challenged the Lady Bulldogs in the second half.
Stephanie White, Lin Dunn and Carolyn Peck know what it takes to succeed in women's basketball. Their return to the college level should boost the SEC and is good for the game overall.