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Kentucky Falls at Georgia on Sunday

Kentucky Falls at Georgia on Sunday

Ajae Petty scored 25 points, but the Kentucky women’s basketball team lost to Georgia 72-65 on Sunday at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens.

Kentucky (9-14, 2-7 Southeastern Conference) got 18 points from Saniah Tyler, who fouled out late in the game.

Georgia scored the first two points of the game, but the Cats quickly responded. Scherr hit a three, then Petty scored consecutive baskets, giving UK a 7-2 advantage. Those baskets were part of a 12-1 run that gave Kentucky a 12-3 lead.

Kentucky went on another run, scoring eight in a row, to expand the lead to 15, at 20-5 and UK led 22-7 after 10 minutes of play.

The second quarter belonged to Georgia, especially late in the period. Kentucky would lead 30-15 with 5:25 to play in the first half, but Georgia closed the period by scoring the final 15 points, tying the game at 30-30 at the half.

In the third quarter, Kentucky scored first on an Amiya Jenkins basket. But then, Georgia’s De’Mauri Flournoy scored 10 points in a rown, giving Georgia a 40-32 lead with 7:34 left in the period. Kentucky responded with a 10-2 run, sparked by four points from Tyler, to tie the game at 42-42. However, Georgia would lead 47-45 after three quarters.

Georgia maintained a lead between one and four points early in the fourth quarter, before scoring five in a row to extend the lead to six, 58-52, with 5:40 remaining. UK would continue to fight back, eventually getting within three, 68-65. However, the Cats would get no closer.

Kentucky returns to action on Sunday, hosting Texas A&M at Rupp Arena. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on the SEC Network.

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