Hassell helps No. 9 Georgia hold off Auburn

By The Sports Network
February 7, 2013 - 10:06pm

Athens, GA (Sports Network) - Jasmine Hassell posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds on Thursday, as No. 9 Georgia held off Auburn, 61-58, at Stegeman Coliseum.

Shacobia Barbee donated 14 points and eight boards, while Jasmine James and Khaalidah Miller added 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the Lady Bulldogs (20-3, 8-2 SEC), who have won four straight.

Hasina Muhammed poured in a game-high 20 points to go with seven rebounds, while Blanche Alverson totaled 16 points, seven boards and five assists for the Tigers (13-10, 2-8), who have dropped their last seven games.

Georgia led, 34-22, at the break before Auburn opened the second half on a 19-8 surge to pull within 42-41 with 10:34 left.

The Tigers tied the game on two different occasions down the stretch, but the Lady Bulldogs knocked down just enough free throws to hang on for the victory.