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Georgia women cruise

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The Georgia women's basketball team used quick 8-0 runs to begin the first and second halves en route to a 77-58 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the opening round of the Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic on Friday night.

Georgia will face tournament host Southern Miss in the championship game today at 5:30 p.m.

The Lady Bulldogs were led by Jasmine James, who scored a game-high 18 points, and Porsha Phillips, who added a double-double of 14 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.

Ashley Houts chipped in 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a relatively miniscule 32 minutes of action by her standards, and Wesleyan grad Anne Marie Armstrong scored 10 in her first career start.

Georgia Tech 57, Seton Hall 51

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Senior Brigitte Ardossi scored 12 points to lead the Georgia Tech women's basketball team to a 57-51 win over Seton Hall Friday afternoon in the first round game of the LIU Turkey Classic.

A pair of Montgomery free throws with 11 seconds remaining sealed the victory for the Yellow Jackets (3-1). Montgomery, who had not played since tearing her ACL last March, entered the game with 11:52 remaining in the first half and finished with eight points and five rebounds in 11 minutes.

No. 1 Connecticut 91, Hofstra 46

STORRS, Conn. -- Collins Hill grad Maya Moore scored 23 points to lead Connecticut to a 91-46 rout of Hofstra Friday in the WBCA Classic, giving UConn coach Geno Auriemma his 700th career victory.

Tina Charles added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Huskies (4-0), who have now won 43 in a row.