Women's hoops defeats Holy Cross in O'Dome

Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 12:08 a.m.

Senior Jennifer George notched her fifth double-double of the year, freshman Sydney Moss flirted with a double-double and the Florida women’s basketball team capped its non-conference slate with an 81-50 victory over Holy Cross on Friday evening in the O’Connell Center.

The win was the sixth straight for the Gators (11-3), who earned their 14th consecutive home victory, as well as their 15th straight at home against non-conference opponents.

It was a tight game for the first 13 minutes when the Crusaders (5-6) cut Florida’s lead to two points with seven minutes left in the first half.

That’s when the Gators outscored Holy Cross 38-13 over the next 18 minutes and took a commanding 64-37 lead with 9:06 remaining in the game.

All nine Gators who dressed out for the game scored during that game-changing stretch paced by George, who scored 13 of her game-high 21 points during the span, including Florida’s first six points of the second half when the Gators outscored Holy Cross, 44-23, hit 51.4 percent of their shots and out-rebounded their guests by 18.

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