by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
GREENWOOD, S.C. - The women's basketball team (15-6, 10-4 PBC) at Georgia College & State University outscored Peach Belt Conference (PBC) rival, Lander University (15-7, 10-5 PBC) 37-33 in the second frame but it was not enough as the Bobcats lost a nail biter 83-82 earlier today (Feb. 14).
Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) led all scorers on the night with 28 points. Huffin also snagged seven caroms.
Huffin was aided by Shandrea Moore (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Tiauna Brantley (Woodstock, Ga.) and Emily Bixler (Lawrenceville, Ga.) who each scored 10 points apiece. Brantley also grabbed seven rebounds.
The Bobcats led by 11 points when Mandi Dudish (Snellville, Ga.) hit a three at the 12:57 mark in the second half. Dudish finished with 11 points and five assists.
The Bearcats were able to capitalize after causing nine turnovers in the last 12 minutes of the game. With 1.9 seconds on the clock Nardia Robbins hit the eventual game winning jumper giving Lander the 83-82 win.
Shannon McKever was one of two Lander players to finish the game with a double-double. McKever led the Bearcats with 20 points and snatched 12 boards. McKever was aided by Brianna Webb, who scored 18. TaSheba Bulter finished with 12 points and 14 boards.
Georgia College shot an impressive .857 (18-21) from the free-throw line but were still outshot by Lander's .941 (16-17) from the charity stripe. The Bearcats also out-rebounded the Bobcats 53-38. The bench for the Bearcats scored 33 to the Bobcats' 13.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Feb. 18 for Senior Day as they face Georgia Southwestern State University at 5:30 p.m.
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