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Georgia blasts past Iowa State

Tasha Humphrey drives to the basket as Iowa State's Nicky Wieben tries to slow her down. Tasha Humphrey drives to the basket as Iowa State's Nicky Wieben tries to slow her down. (JIM MONE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Maybe Georgia was saving all of its offense for the second round.

Cori Chambers scored all 18 of her points in a perfect first-half performance, leading the third-seeded Lady Bulldogs to a 76-56 victory over Iowa State in the Dallas Regional last night at Minneapolis.

Tasha Humphrey had 21 points and seven rebounds for Georgia (27-6), which shot 61 percent and made eight 3-pointers in the first half to advance to the school's 17th regional semifinal and fifth in a row.

Lyndsey Medders had 11 points and nine assists for sixth-seeded Iowa State (26-9), which trailed by 25 midway through the first half and couldn't compete with Georgia's quickness and physical defensive play.

After shooting just 32 percent in an ugly 53-36 victory over Belmont in the first round, Georgia couldn't miss early last night.

The Lady Bulldogs missed just twice in the first nine minutes and went 6 for 6 from 3-point range to bury Iowa State.

Chambers hit all seven of her field goals, including four 3-pointers, in the first 20 minutes as Georgia just kept coming.

The stunned Cyclones were no match. They committed six turnovers in the first eight minutes and were down, 29-4, before they caught their breath.

Geo. Wash. 59, Texas A&M 47 -- With star post player Jessica Adair on the bench for much of the game and a step slow when she was in it, the Colonials won with smallball.

Kimberly Beck scored 18 points and made a 3-pointer that put the game away with 1:40 to play and fellow guard Sarah-Jo Lawrence added 12 points as the Colonials won at Los Angeles.

It is the first time in five straight trips to the tournament that the Colonials (28-3) have made it to the round of 16.

The 6-foot-4-inch Adair picked up her fourth foul with 15:02 to play and sat out nearly nine minutes. She had 10 points and 5 rebounds after getting 15 points and a career-high 21 rebounds in a first round win over Boise State.

Purdue 76, Georgia Tech 63 -- Katie Gearlds led the second-seeded Boilermakers with 26 points at Minneapolis.

Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton added 18 points and 10 rebounds for Purdue (30-5), which will play third-seeded Georgia Sunday.

Stephanie Higgs scored 27 points for the Yellow Jackets.