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Thursday August 25th, 2016 9:29PM

James helps No. 8 Georgia beat New Mexico

By The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Jasmine James had 17 points and six steals, and No. 8 Georgia shut down New Mexico 72-42 on Saturday night.

The Lady Bulldogs (7-0) held New Mexico to 29 percent shooting and forced 24 turnovers. The Lobos (5-1) had just 15 field goals for the game.

Jasmine Hassell scored 15 for Georgia, which carried a 40-17 lead into halftime. Reserve Merritt Hempe had nine rebounds.

Sara Halasz scored 14 points for New Mexico, and Caroline Durbin had 12 points and nine rebounds. But no other player on the Lobos scored more than seven.

Georgia led 20-5 lead 10 minutes into the game.
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