GC Women Dodge a Hurricane, 67-59
by Brian DeCandia, Sports Information Graduate Assistant
AMERICUS, Ga. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (16-6, 8-6 PBC) out-ran the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes (12-11, 6-8 PBC), 67-59 Wednesday night.
Senior Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) had another great performance pouring in 20 points, her 14th double-digit scoring game and second 20-plus scoring effort of the season. She also had five boards and two assists. Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.) was consistent as always, racking up 16 points, six boards, five steals and two assists.
The first half did not start out the way GC had imagined as the Hurricanes went on a 10-0 run. The Bobcats would not go quietly as they ended the first half doubling up GSW 14-7 over the last five minutes of the first half. GC would only be down two going into the second half, 29-27.
The second half started off slow teetering back and forth, both teams trying to jockey for position. With 7:18 left Karisma Boykin (Carrollton, Ga.) gave GC their first lead of the game, draining two free throws. She finished the day with a tie for the team high in rebounds at eight along with Abby Slocumb (Suwanee, Ga.). The lead would exchange hands a few more times before GC gained control, 61-55. The Bobcats would not look back, finishing the game strong.
The Hurricanes would have three players in double-digits. The team high scorer was Jessica Bivins with 19 points. Cierra Duhart and Tierra Branch had 13 and 10, respectively.
GC shot a strong 45 percent (25-56) from the field, while Georgia Southwestern shot 40 percent (23-58). The Bobcats won the rebounding battle 37-34 but lost the turnover battle 16-15.
Huffin now has 1,176 points in her career, breaking the tie with Alicia Wilson (1994-97) for sixth in school history. Up next is No. 5 Tracy Davis (1994-98) with 1,183 career points.
GC's next game is homecoming weekend Saturday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. against Columbus State University (14-9, 7-7 PBC). The Cougars most recently lost to No. 1 Clayton State University tonight 64-54.
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