The Kentucky women’s basketball team won their second straight SEC game behind a powerful performance from Evelyn Akhator. The senior power forward had 11 points and 17 rebounds. Mackenzie Cann contributed a career-high 8 boards to help the Cats outrebound the Bulldogs 40-35.
It was a slow starting game. Despite not hitting a shot for a five-minute stretch in the first quarter, Kentucky maintained a three-point lead entering the second quarter. It took some time, but they found eventually their shot. The team finished the game shooting 40 percent from the field and 33 percent from three, yet they could never pull away from Georgia. Clinging to a late seven-point lead, the Cats rebounded and hit their free throws (18-21) to prevent a comeback.
Makayla Epps led the team in scoring with 16 points and Maci Morris added 15.
Matthew Mitchell’s squad improved their record to 17-8, 8-4 in the SEC to share third place with Texas A&M. They’ll return to the court a week from today in Fayetteville, Arkansas.