clear
Sunday August 2nd, 2015 6:28AM

Georgia takes out Gardner-Webb to win fourth straight

By The Associated Press
ATHENS -- Georgia's Juwan Parker had 12 points and teammate Marcus Thornton added 11 on Thursday as the Bulldogs defeated visiting Gardner-Webb 58-49 and recorded their fourth straight victory.

Parker led with a game-high nine rebounds and Thornton finished with seven as the Bulldogs went over the .500 mark for the first time since their season opener.

Gardner-Webb's Naji Hibbert led the Runnin' Bulldogs (6-7) with 14 points and Tyler Strange scored 10 points. Donte' Williams added nine points for Georgia.

Georgia (5-4) held a pair of 10-point leads early in the second half but Gardner-Webb stayed within reach, even moving to within one point (38-37) with 6:32 left to play.

But the Bulldogs went on an 18-11 run in the final five minutes to hold off Gardner-Webb, which lost 85-66 on Monday to No. 8 Duke. Georgia has now won four straight after a four-game losing streak.

The contest was far from an offensive clinic, as Georgia shot 38 percent (18 of 47) from the floor and the Runnin' Bulldogs shot 31 percent (17 of 54). Georgia held a considerable advantage on the glass, outrebounding Gardner-Webb 46-27 - the Bulldogs pulled down 32 defensive rebounds.

Georgia experienced a point drought of 5:35 in the first half, but scored the final eight points before the break as Nemanja Djurisic nailed a 3-pointer at the 2:25 mark and then connected on a layup with 1:51 remaining. Charles Mann closed out the scoring with 40 seconds left on a stickback to put the Bulldogs up 21-12.

Thursday's game was played in the late morning to accommodate some 5,000 Athens-Clarke County school children, faculty and staff.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Bartus, Icemen shuts out Gwinnett
Garrett Bartus pitched a 42 save shutout, as the Evansville IceMen topped the Gwinnett Gladiators on a New year
10:23PM ( 1 year ago )
Gator Bowl Preview Capsule
A rematch of last year's Capital One Bowl, which Georgia won 45-31 in Orlando.
8:52PM ( 1 year ago )
Millsap's 34 leads Hawks past Celtics
Paul Millsap had season highs with 34 points and 15 rebounds as the Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit for a 92-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday afternoon.
7:44PM ( 1 year ago )
Sports
No. 19 Georgia blows past Illinois
Shacobia Barbee had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead No. 19 Georgia over Illinois 82-60 on Saturday.
10:42PM ( 1 year ago )
Dogs will face Nebraska without standout DE Moss
Nebraska defensive end Avery Moss returned to his home in Arizona to attend to a personal issue and won't play in the Gator Bowl against No. 23 Georgia next week.
10:16PM ( 1 year ago )
Georgia Southern coach Monken headed for Army
Desperate to snap its long losing streak against its archrival, Army has hired former Navy assistant Jeff Monken as its 37th football coach.
1:04PM ( 1 year ago )
College Sports
Wisler struggles in Phillies rout of Braves
It was a night to forget for rookie Matt Wisler and the Atlanta Braves.
By The Associated Press
8:06AM ( 1 hour from now )
Ryan Blaney holds on for overtime Xfinity win at Iowa
As the cautions — and wreckage — piled up, Ryan Blaney didn’t blink.
By Rob Gray - NASCAR Wire Service
12:17AM ( 6 hours ago )
VIDEO: Prep football's version of 'Midnight Madness' signals that season is almost here
Today, the state's teams took one more giant step closer to real games, as they were allowed to don pands in practice for the first time, as "fall" practice got underway...
11:58PM ( 6 hours ago )
Falcons make roster moves on 2nd day of training camp
The Atlanta Falcons announced Saturday they signed offensive lineman Pierce Burton and released guard Harland Gunn.
By AccessWDUN Staff
9:50PM ( 8 hours ago )
Kyle Busch wins Pocono Truck race in third overtime
As Kyle Busch sat sidelined with a broken right leg and left foot from February until May, the prevailing question was “When will he win again?” Now it’s “Will he ever lose?”
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
4:38PM ( 13 hours ago )