by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Senior forward Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) of the Georgia College & State University women's basketball team (17-6, 10-3 PBC) was named Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Player of the Week today (Feb. 15). This is the first such honor for Reames and the third for Georgia College this season.
Reames put her name in the PBC record books on Thursday (Feb. 11) with only the third triple-double in conference history, part of a week that saw the senior average 11.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 8.0 blocks per game. Reames had 10 points, 10 rebounds and a school-record 10 blocks in GCSU's overtime win at Augsuta State 56-52, the first triple-double since ASU's Deo Ngulela did it in 2007 and is the only PBC player to do it with 10 blocks. Reames followed that up with 13 points, 13 rebounds and six blocked shots as the Bobcats downed USC Aiken 57-54. With her performance, she is now second in the PBC in blocked shots and moved into fourth in rebounding and 15th in scoring.
Georgia College hits the hardwood Wednesday, Feb. 17 on the road against Georgia Southwestern at 5:30 p.m.
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