GC women’s hoops edges Mountain Lions, 57-51

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (GC ATHLETICS) – It took a late 13-5 run by the Georgia College women’s basketball team (12-10, 8-7 PBC) to defeat Young Harris College (9-13, 6-9 PBC), 57-51 in the Centennial Center, Wednesday.

The Bobcats were down 44-46 with 3:33 left to go in the contest, when a couple of key free throws were made by Belinda Schaafsma (Momence, Illinois) to tie the game at 46-46. Enisha Donley (Lawrenceville) sank two more at the 2:56 mark to give Georgia College the lead, 48-46.

Schaafsma finished the night with six points and five rebounds, proving to be clutch late in the contest. Donley registered eight points and nine rebounds for the contest, going 6-of-10 from the free-throw line.

Georgia College was led by Shanteona Keys (Roswell), who managed to add her 21st double-digit performance of the season with 18 points. The effort also marked her 89th 10-plus scoring effort for her Georgia College career. The night also marked a milestone for the senior guard, eclipsing the 1,700-point mark for her career. Keys now has 1,714 points during her four years at Georgia College. She is currently behind second place by 105 points, held by Georgia College Hall of Famer Sherita Ballard.

As a team, the Bobcats managed to hold the Mountain Lions to a 26.8 (15-56) shooting percentage from the field. The Georgia College defense only allowed a pair of three pointers for the night. The Bobcats have now held 14 of their last 18 opponents to under 40 percent shooting, tonight marking the lowest of the 2014-15 season.

Young Harris dominated the boards against the Bobcats, getting 45 compared to Georgia College’s 29; 23 of the 45 rebounds came in the second half. The Mountain Lions were led by Peyton Robertson, ending the night with 12 points and five rebounds. The other player to reach double-figures for Young Harris was Rachel Harrell, who added 11 points.

Georgia College will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 14 in the Centennial Center, hosting North Georgia at 1:30 p.m. Last time against the Nighthawks, the Bobcats lost an overtime battle 92-91, featuring three Georgia College players in double figures.

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