By Brian DeCandia, Sports Information Graduate Assistant
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (1-3) dropped their third-straight game of the young season Saturday afternoon, falling to Trevecca Nazarene University (1-4) 61-58 in the final day of the X-Trem Tipoff Classic hosted by North Georgia.
A teeter-totter first half saw the Bobcats trailing 21-20 with 4:18 left. Freshman Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) drained a three to put the Bobcats up two and aid a 7-0 run. Keys hit another three at the buzzer and had 14 points in the first half; the Bobcats went into halftime up six at 33-27.
GC came out firing in the second half and held their six point lead until the 8:45 mark when Trevecca Nazarene went on a 7-0 run to tie the game at 49 apiece. The Bobcats led 54-53 with 3:56 left when Shenita Gleaves hit a lay-up to put the Trojans ahead one and they sealed the deal by outscoring GC 8-4 in the last two minutes. Gleaves finished with a team-high 17 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Keys finished with 19 points for a game-high. She shot 7-of-18 (.389) from the floor and 5-of-11 (.455) from beyond the arc. She also chipped in five boards and two assists. Sophomore Krysta Lewis (Woodstock, Ga.) netted 16 points, shooting 6-of-13 (.462) from the field and grabbing three rebounds. Senior Myeshia Simms (Macon, Ga.) had a game-high 10 assists, contributing eight points and four caroms.
Georgia College shot 39 percent (23-59) from the field and 8-of-25 (.320) from three. The Trojans shot 27-of-57 (.474) from the field and only 2-of-9 (.222) from long range. The Bobcats lost the rebounding battle 36-30 and turned the ball over 17 times.
The Bobcats travel to Winston-Salem State University (0-3) Tuesday, Nov. 22 set for a 5:30 p.m. start.
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