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Women show no mercy to Bulldogs, win 82-61

Photo by UK Athletics

 

Photo by UK Athletics

Photo by UK Athletics

In a battle of Cats vs. Dogs, Kentucky came out victorious over Georgia 82-61 led by senior center Evelyn Akhator yet again.

After a career night with 29 points and 15 rebounds on Thursday at Auburn, Akhator came back just as a strong getting her 23rd career double-double with 24 points and 16 rebounds.

The senior came to fight scoring six of Kentucky’s first points in a 9-0 run that opened up the game. From there, Akhator continued to ball, getting her double-double with about four minutes left in the game. While her numbers were high, she was also incredibly efficient making 10 of 15 field goals.

Akhator wasn’t the only Cats to put up some numbers, senior Makayla Epps had a quiet 13 points and six assists. Sophomore Taylor Murray on the other hand had 14 points and three assists.

For the fifth game in a row, Jessica Hardin did not dress as she is following concussion protocol after a nasty hit against Duke on Dec. 29.

Epps also received a hit in the head today with just over four minutes remaining in the game. The senior did not return to the game.

Kentucky won the battle in the paint out rebounding the Bulldogs 38-28, outscoring them in the paint 36-26 and only allowing four second chance points compared to the Cats 16 . The Cats shot a solid 52 percent from the field and 44 percent from behind the arch.

Now at 12-6 on the season, Kentucky moves to 3-2 in conference play and will likely move up to seventh in the SEC.

The Cats will be back in action on Thursday Jan. 19 at LSU which will tip off at 8 p.m. on SEC Network +.

Article written by Haley Simpson

I'm from Bullitt County but I'm not a 6'9 power forward with a solid outside shot. Follow me on Twitter: @haleysimpKSR