by Matthew Dalby, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (15-5, 7-5 PBC) used a complete team effort, paired with a star-like performance from senior guard Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.) to take care of the Jaguars of Augusta State University (7-15, 1-13 PBC) Thursday night at the Centennial Center.
Jordan led the way for the 'Cats, scoring 29 points on 11-of-17 shooting. She was really feeling it from beyond the arc where she shot 5-of-6. Jordan also managed to grab 10 rebounds, marking her second double-double of the season.
Helping out on the glass was fellow senior guard Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.), who pulled down nine of her own. She was also the team's second leading scorer with 14, moving her into ninth place on the all-time scoring list. She now has 1,138 points, passing Dalana Weston (1999-2003) and Ashley Williams (2004-08), who had 1,126 respectively.
Freshman forward Krysta Lewis (Woodstock, Ga.) got into the mix adding nine points and five rebounds as well.
GC used a great defensive effort to their advantage, as they embarked on a 12-0 run midway through first half. They also managed a 17-0 run in the second half, making the score 66-26 and heavily out of reach.
This also marked the best team defensive effort thus far this season, as GC allowed the Jaguars to shot just 23 percent (13-of-56) from the field. It is the lowest allowed field goal percentage for Georgia College since they allowed Armstrong Atlantic State University to shoot just 19 percent (1/14/09). The 39 points is the fewest allowed since the Bobcats allowed 39 to Georgia Southwestern State University (1/17/07).
Ten different players scored for the Bobcats, showing the true balance this team is able to create when given the opportunity. The Georgia College bench outscored Augusta State 20-13.
The Bobcats will look to ride this wave of momentum as they travel to take on No. 15 USC Aiken on Saturday, Feb. 12 starting at 5:30 p.m. GC knocked off the Pacers earlier in the year 74-55 in a non-conference matchup.
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