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No. 21 Georgia women ease past UNF behind Staiti, Morrison

NCAA Womens Basketball: SEC Conference Tournament-South Carolina vs Georgia

Mar 7, 2021; Greenville, SC, USA; Georgia Lady Bulldogs center Jenna Staiti (14) looks to shoot against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the second half in the SEC Conference Championship at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dawson Powers-USA TODAY Sports

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ATHENS, Ga.- Jenna Staiti had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Que Morrison added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 21 Georgia eased by North Florida 69-40 on Wednesday.

Morrison scored nine points in the first quarter as Georgia jumped out to a 20-5 lead and led by double figures the rest of the way. North Florida was just 2-of-12 shooting in the opening frame. Staiti scored seven points in the second quarter to help build a 38-18 lead at the break.

Sarah Ashlee Barker added 11 points and five steals for Georgia (8-1), which was coming off a 55-54 loss to Georgia Tech on Sunday. Staiti recorded her 15th career double-double and Morrison secured her fourth.

Morrison was recognized before the game for becoming the 42nd Lady Bulldog to reach 1,000 career points.

Jaida Bond led North Florida (5-5) with 15 points, making 5 of 8 3-pointers. The Ospreys were outrebounded 52-29.