December 30, 1998
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – What twins Kelly and Coco Miller left undone, fourth-ranked Georgia’s bench finished.
Kelly Miller made five of six 3-pointers to score 25 points, and Coco hit three 3-pointers to score 23 as Georgia beat Florida State 95-72 Wednesday night.
Georgia (11-0) finished with 11 3-point field goals, two off the school record. The Lady Dogs’ bench, led by Angie Ball, Deana Nolan and recently married Pam Irwin-Osbolt, scored 37 points and grabbed 18 rebounds.
“We have the luxury of being very deep,” said Coco Miller.
Georgia coach Andy Landers agreed.
“Our bench was terrific,” he said. “I saw some things out of Nolan that I
had not previously seen, like consistent effort on defense. And I thought we
made our best run when Pam was in the game.”
Ball finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. Nolan had a team-high eight
rebounds. Irwin-Osbolt scored 11 in her first hyphenated game. She married
former Georgia baseball player Andy Osbolt last week.
Brooke Wyckoff led Florida State (5-6) with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Jen
Robinson, the younger sister of former Georgia men’s basketball player Pertha
Robinson, scored 15.
Georgia unleashed its barrage of 3-pointers early. The Lady Dogs’ first
three baskets of the game came from beyond the arc. Florida State, by contrast,
scored all 14 of its first-half field goals on layups, putbacks and jumpers in
The Seminoles followed that tack throughout the game. Robinson’s two 3-point
field goals in the last eight minutes of the game were FSU’s only baskets from
outside 10 feet.
Both teams showed the effects of the holiday layoff in the first half.
Florida State committed 15 turnovers and Georgia a dozen. The Seminoles turned
the ball over 28 times during the game, leading to 34 Georgia points.
“They had a great shooting night,” said Florida State coach Sue Semrau.
“The 3s are the type of play that take the wind out of your sails. When you’re
playing only six players, it’s hard to keep fighting.”