Georgia College Women Use Huge Second Half to Prevail, 74-59
by Matthew Dalby, sports information graduate assistant
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (19-6, 11-6 PBC) found themselves in a dogfight at North Georgia (15-13, 6-11 PBC) at halftime. The Bobcats would then outscore the Saints 37-19 in the second half to walk away with an easy 74-59 victory Saturday.
Senior Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.) dazzled again, leading all scorers with 28 points. She shot 11-of-21 from the field and grabbed seven boards. Jordan also dished out three assists and recorded three steals.
Freshman Krysta Lewis (Woodstock, Ga.) had the best night of her young career, pouring in 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting while grabbing five rebounds. Sophomore guard Karisma Boykin (Carrollton, Ga.) had a solid stat line as well, scoring six points to go along with six rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Senior Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) chipped in 15 points, shooting 4-of-10 from beyond the arc.
Heading into the locker room down three, the Bobcats rallied in the second half, out-shooting the Saints 50 percent (14-of-28) to just 21 percent (4-of-19). They also limited North Georgia to just 18 percent (2-of-11) three-point shooting in the second frame.
After North Georgia tied the game 51-51 with 12:38 remaining, Georgia College would use a 13-2 run to blow the game open.
With 531 points this season, Jordan now sits just eight behind Lisa Havior (1989-90) for fifth on Georgia College's single season scoring list. The 2010 All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) selection also has 999 career points, one shy of becoming the 13th player in GC women's basketball history with 1,000 career points.
Next up for the Bobcats is the PBC Tournament, as GC will be hosting a first-round matchup at the Centennial Center, pairing up against Columbus State University Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to the semifinals, which will take play in Aiken, S.C. Saturday, March 5.
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