December 29, 2008

Bobcats Defeat #25 Wingate in Upset at Craig Massee Classic

by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Bobcats rolled past the No. 25 Wingate Bulldogs 63-55 tonight (Dec. 29) in a huge upset in the second game of the 2008 Craig Massee Real Estate Classic.

Georgia College & State University was led by junior Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) who scored 15 points, snatched 13 rebounds (12 which were defensive) and seven swats. This marks the first double-double by a Bobcat this season. The seven blocks ties a 20-year-old record set by Sherita Ballard, the only Georgia College Women's Basketball Hall of Famer.

After taking an early 2-0 advantage, the Bulldogs found themselves never able to regain the lead. The team's efforts only earned two ties in the second half. Sarah Rosser came off the bench scoring 14 to lead the Bulldogs. Wingate had no starter score in double digits.

Woodstock native Tiauna Brantley scored 10 points and has been in double digits in all six games this season. Reserve Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) came off the bench scoring 12 and grabbing seven boards.

The Bobcats move to 3-3 on the season and battle Newberry College tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Centennial Center for the last match-up of the tournament.

The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Follow the Bobcats and their positive impact on the Milledgeville community at www.gcsu.edu/bobcats.