by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University women's basketball team (19-7, 12-4 PBC) defeated the University of Montevallo (14-12, 7-9 PBC) tonight (Feb. 24) 64-54 for Senior Night in the Centennial Center.
With tonight's win, the Bobcats clinched the Peach Belt Conference's (PBC) West Division championship. Georgia College will host a first round contest in the PBC Tournament, matching up against a fourth seed team. The tournament begins Tuesday, March 2.
Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.) once again led the Bobcats, putting up a game-high of 21 points. This is her 20th double-digit scoring game and the sixth reaching the 20-point mark. Jordan netted four from behind the arc and was perfect from the charity stripe, going 5-for-5.
The junior tallied her second double-double with 11 rebounds, 10 of which were off the defensive glass. The 11 boards matches her career-best, set Feb. 11 against Augusta State University. Jordan had two more career-bests tonight with three blocks and six steals, matching her stealing efforts last week against Columbus State University.
Classmate Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) aided the ‘Cats offensively with 12 points, the 11th time she's cracked double-digits this season. She also snagged three rebounds, while senior Anoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) added eight points and four boards. The 6-foot-2 forward tallied four swats and three assists.
Bobcat point-guard Shandrea Moore (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) led Georgia College with a game-high of six assists, while scoring seven points and grabbing three rebounds.
For the Falcon offense, Carrie Parrott led the way with 13 points, while collecting six boards and one blocked shot. Alex Sanabria helped Parrott's efforts, adding 10 points and a team-high of both seven rebounds and three assists. Alicia Lewis and Shan Jones each contributed nine points for the Falcons, while Jones grabbed five boards.
The Bobcats out-shot UM from downtown .458 to .263 and .765 to .556 from the line. However, Montevallo won the battle of the boards 43-30. The Falcons also beat the ‘Cats 26-10 on points in the paint and 12-6 on second-chance points.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Feb. 27 traveling to North Georgia for a tip-off time of 1:30 p.m.
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