Auburn Comes Up Short vs. No. 11 Georgia, 62-55
Sherell Hobbs

Feb. 18, 2007

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AUBURN - Auburn rallied to within four points with less than four minutes to play but couldn't complete the comeback in a 62-55 loss to No. 11 Georgia Sunday afternoon at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. Sherell Hobbs scored 20 points to lead Auburn, and DeWanna Bonner added 11.

"We just didn't quite generate enough offense today," Auburn head coach Nell Fortner said. "I thought we played well enough defensively to win the ballgame, but we just didn't hit enough shots."

After cutting the Georgia lead to four with 3:44 to play, Auburn scored on only one of its next five possessions and fell behind 59-51. The Tigers were forced to foul and watched their best shot this season to beat a top-25 team slip away.

Auburn briefly held a three-point lead at 39-36 early in the second half after producing a 15-2 run. Hobbs scored the final six points in the run after Bonner nailed a short jumper and Tamela McCorvey netted a three to open the half.

That lead quickly turned into a five-point deficit after the Lady Bulldogs netted eight unanswered of their own.

The run started with Trevesha Jackson scoring four points in the final minute of the first half to help Auburn cut into an 11-point Georgia lead. After the Lady Bulldogs opened their largest lead of the half at 30-19, McCorvey connected from three to make the deficit eight.

The two teams alternated baskets over the next three possessions before Jackson converted a short jumper from the free-throw line to make the score 34-26. Jackson then stripped Ashley Houts at half court and cut the lead to six with the layup.

Janese Hardrick scored 20 points on 5-of-7 shooting to lead Georgia, while Tasha Humphrey netted 14.

Auburn will play its final regular season home game on Feb. 22nd vs. Florida. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.