Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATHENS -- Travis Leslie scored 14 points and Georgia defeated Pepperdine 64-47 on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs (7-4) trailed 6-5 early, but led the rest of the game.
Two Gwinnett grads led the way. Wesleyan's Trey Thompkins scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Georgia, and Parkview's Ricky McPhee added 10 points.
Georgia outrebounded the Waves 43-28 and held Pepperdine to 35 percent shooting (18 of 51).
The Waves pulled within 24-19 on Dane Suttle's 3 with 4:58 left in the first half. But the Bulldogs closed out the half with a 9-2 run to take a 33-21 halftime lead.
Georgia used a 10-4 run early in the second half to take 43-25 lead with 16:11 to play.
Ebuka Anyaorah, a former North Gwinnett star, gave the Bulldogs their biggest lead of the game, 58-35, on a free throw with 7:07 remaining.
Jonathan Dupre scored 14 points off the bench for the Waves (4-11), who lost for the eighth time in nine games.