Hawks hang on against Georgia in tourney opener

By The Sports Network
March 23, 2014 - 9:06pm

Storrs, CT (SportsNetwork.com) - Erin Shields tallied a game-high 18 points as
the St. Joseph's Hawks took down the Georgia Lady Bulldogs, 67-57, in the
first round of the NCAA Tournament's Lincoln Region at Gampel Pavilion.

Also scoring in double figures for the ninth-seeded Hawks (23-9) were Natasha Cloud and Ashley Robinson with 13 and 10 points, respectively, the latter also pulling down 10 rebounds to pace the program in that department.

The eighth-seeded Lady Bulldogs (20-12) were guided by Erika Ford who used 4- of-6 shooting behind the 3-point line to come up with 16 points, while Merritt Hempe