Wildcats fall against Georgia to remain winless in SEC play


Jack Weaver

Kentucky Wildcats guard Maddie Scherr (22) dribbles the ball up the court during the Kentucky vs. UNC Greensboro womens basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 82-56. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor

Kentucky lost 64-60 against Georgia (12-5) on Thursday in Athens with the Wildcats moving to 8-7 overall.

The loss marked the third consecutive defeat for Kentucky and brought the Cats to 0-3 in conference play after not winning since December when they beat the Ohio Bobcats at Memorial Coliseum.

Kentucky was without leading scorer Robyn Benton the last two games with the Georgia native making her return in her home state. Benton scored 19 points going 5-16 from the field scoring the 1,000th point of her career. She now has scored double digits in all 14 games she has played in this season.

Maddie Scherr also had respectable numbers scoring 12 points going 4-9 from the field and drilling two of her four attempts from three. She added six rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block in the losing effort.

Freshman Kennedy Cambridge also made an impact coming off the bench racking up a career-high eight rebounds and five points.

Jada Walker had eight points going 3-7 from the field with three assists and two boards while Blair Green scored six points missing both of her two attempts from behind the arc.

Adebola Adeyeye notched up eight points shooting 80% from the field going 4-5 with seven boards.

Despite Kentucky out-rebounding Georgia 34-27 and going 44% from the field on 22-50 shooting, Georgia shot 44.2% from the floor going 23-52 to mark the third straight loss to begin the SEC season.

Diamond Battles and Brittany Smith both caused havoc against the Cats on Thursday night. Battles had 19 points shooting 50% from the field and going 4-6 from the line. Smith went 6-10 from the field scoring 17 points.

Audrey Warren scored 11 points on 4-9 shooting and drilling two of her three attempts from beyond the arc. She also had five boards and five assists.

Georgia were aided by the Cats with 27 turnovers allowing the Lady Bulldogs to score 30 points off those Kentucky mistakes while scoring 14 second chance points from 12 offensive rebounds.

With the loss Kyra Elzy now finds her team winless in league play and look to rebound on Sunday when they play host to LSU at Rupp Arena. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on SECN+.