Bobcats Blow Out Hurricanes, 66-48
by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University women's basketball team (9-4, 2-1 PBC) shut down conference opponent Georgia Southwestern University (7-6, 2-1 PBC) 66-48 tonight (Jan. 13) in a record setting night in the Centennial Center.
Senior Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) was impressive tonight, leading the Bobcats with 16 points and 17 rebounds, her fourth double-double of the season. The 6-foot-1 forward also had five swats, claiming a new school record with 96 career blocks. She passed Dalana Watson (1990-2003) and Ashley Williams (2004-08), who formerly held the title with 94 blocks each.
Reames' classmate and fellow Floridian Shandrea Moore (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) also scored a team-high of 16 points, collecting her sixth double-digit scoring performance for the 2009-10 campaign. Moore also led Georgia College in assists with four.
For the Hurricanes, Brandi Burris recorded a team-high of 15 points, while snagging nine boards. Nadirah Gardner helped the offensive efforts putting up nine points with four rebounds, while Brittany Reynolds scored seven with a team-high of nine boards. Whitley Wiltz contributed seven points and seven rebounds for Georgia Southwestern.
Georgia College out-rebounded GSW 53-42, while out-scoring the Canes 22-12 in the paint. The Bobcat bench put up 19 points compared to Georgia Southwestern's three. However, the Hurricanes still lead the all-time series 23-21 over the ‘Cats.
GSW had the advantage for the first 8 minutes and nine seconds of the contest, when a Jessica Baker (Snellville, Ga.) three-pointer put Georgia College in front 9-7. The Bobcats never relinquished the lead from there.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Jan. 16 as they travel to Savannah, Ga. to face the Pirates of Armstrong Atlantic State University (5-5, 2-1 PBC) at 1:30 p.m.
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