ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Caliya Robinson had 15 points and nine rebounds and No. 14 Georgia played strong defense to beat Saint Bonaventure 67-40 on Friday night in the Lady Bulldogs’ season opener.
Robinson, a senior forward, played only 21 minutes and sat out the final period. Taja Cole had 10 points for Georgia.
Georgia (1-0) held the Bonnies (1-1) to 16 first-half points. Saint Bonaventure made only 12 of 55 shots (21.8 percent) from the field.
Asianae Johnson led Saint Bonaventure with nine points.
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Maryland transfer Jenna Staiti had nine points before fouling out in her Georgia debut. The 6-foot-6 Staiti, a sophomore, sat out last season.
After leading 21-10 at the end of the opening period, the Lady Bulldogs allowed a combined 10 points in the next two periods. Georgia led 55-20 entering the final quarter.
Dajah Logan and Emily Calabrese each had six points for Saint Bonaventure.
Georgia returns six of its top seven scorers from its 2017-18 team that finished 26-7, including 12-4 in the Southeastern Conference.
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