Bobcats Fall Short to Lions, 57-54

by Matt Dalby, sports information graduate assistant

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (1-2) was edged out 57-54 by the University of North Alabama Lions (2-1) Friday night in game one of the X-Trem Tipoff Classic at North Georgia. 

It was a back-and-forth affair between the two evenly-matched opponents, as the Bobcats and Lions each scored 30 points in the second frame. North Alabama's 27-24 edge heading into halftime proved to be the difference in the ballgame. 

Sophomore forward Abby Slocumb (Suwannee, Ga.) enjoyed the best game of her short two-year career, scoring 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field. Slocumb also went 5-of-6 from the free-throw line, adding eight rebounds one steal and one assist. 

Freshman Enisha Donely (Loganville, Ga.) added some spark off the bench for GC, pouring in 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting while grabbing six boards. 

Both teams shot an identical 37 percent (20-of-54) from the floor, however North Alabama was 10-of-12 from the charity-stripe while Georgia College was just 8-of-12. 

The Lions also added 18 second-chance points compared to just 10 for the Bobcats. With one minute left and down 55-48, Slocumb and Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) made lay-ups to cut the lead to three. Two Lion free-throws put the lead back at five, and the Bobcats got a last-second lay-in for the 57-54 final. Keys finished with seven points. 

Lacy Lewis paced UNA with 13 points, aided by 12 from Dana Jackson and 10 from Sarah Bailey. 

GC will have a chance to redeem themselves tomorrow, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. when they take on Trevecca Nazarene University. 

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