by Matt Dalby, sports information graduate assistant
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (1-4) traveled through a pair of states to take on Winston-Salem State University (2-3), falling to the Rams, 71-46, at the C.E. Gaines Center Tuesday night.
Keys was second among all scorers with 16 points on 50 percent (6-of-12) shooting from the field, including 2-of-4 from beyond-the-arc.
The Bobcats hung tough for the first 20 minutes of action, trailing 27-18 heading into halftime. Unfortunately, the Rams would outscore the 'Cats 44-28 in the second frame to run away with the ballgame.
Simms was the lone player to play all 40 minutes, scoring 10 points while adding seven assists to just a pair of turnovers. Schaafsma enjoyed the best game of her young career, tacking on 10 points paired with a team-high seven rebounds.
As a team GC shot just 31.6 percent (18-of-57) compared to 45.5 percent (25-of-55) from Winston-Salem State.
The turnover margin was practically identical, however the Bobcats were had a severe disadvantage from the free-throw line. GC attempted just seven free throws, knocking down six, compared to 14-of-19 from the Rams.
Georgia College will enjoy a week-long break before heading to Carrollton, Ga. Wednesday, Nov. 30 to take on the University of West Georgia at 7 p.m.
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