Bobcats stop streaking Nighthawks, 64-55

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (GC ATHLETICS) – The Georgia College women’s basketball team (13-10, 9-7 PBC) ended the University of North Georgia’S (20-4, 12-4 PBC) eight-game winning streak Saturday, as the Bobcats defeated the Nighthawks 64-55.

The night was highlighted by great defense from the Bobcats, as they held the Nighthawks to 33.9 percent shooting (20-59) for the night. Georgia College has also held 15 of their last 19 opponents to under 40 percent shooting. The Bobcats managed to allow only five three-pointers for the night, with the North Georgia shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc.

LaRice Walker (Franklin) led Georgia College with 17 points and nine rebounds for the contest, adding her 18th career double-digit performance and her seventh of the season. The sophomore guard aided defensively as well, blocking two shots and taking four steals from the Nighthawks.

Enisha Donley (Lawrenceville) and Shanteona Keys (Roswell) also assisted the Bobcats to their nine-point victory. Donley tallied her 15th double-digit effort on the season with 15 points. She also added her 65th double-figure scoring game for her Georgia College career. Keys fell one rebound short of a double-double, ending the night with 12 points and nine rebounds. She leads the Bobcats with 22 10-plus scoring efforts this season, making it her 90th of her career. Keys now stands at 1,726 points for her career, trailing the Georgia College scoring record by 93 points.

North Georgia was led by Cierra Jackson, who finished the game with 15 points and seven rebounds. The Bobcats managed to hold Stephanie Huffman to 13 points, who came in averaging a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) best 20.8 points on the season.

The win puts the Bobcats at 9-7 in PBC play, good for a tie for third in the West division with Clayton State University. Georgia College also trails second place by three games with three left on the schedule.

The Bobcats will battle for that third slot in the Peach Belt Conference standings, Wednesday, Feb. 18 as they hit the road to take on Clayton State. Georgia College dropped its last contest to the Lakers 71-75, Jan. 14.

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