Behind 20 points and 14 rebounds from junior center Jenna Staiti, the Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball team defeated Alabama, 68-61, Thursday afternoon in the SEC tournament second round at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Staiti scored 20 points or more for the fourth-straight game and hit double figures in scoring for the eighth-straight contest. In addition to Staiti, Gabby Connally added 16 points, while Maya Caldwell scored 10.
Georgia improves to 17-13 overall and has eight wins against conference foes this season. Alabama had won six of its last eight games coming into the tournament. The Crimson Tide falls to 18-12 this season.