by Matt Dalby, sports information graduate assistant
CARROLLTON, Ga. – After trailing by just three points heading into halftime, the Georgia College women's basketball team (1-5) was out-gunned in the second half as they fell to the University of West Georgia (3-2) 54-38, Wednesday night.
The Bobcats put together a solid first half on the defensive end, limiting the Wolves to just 22 points as they put up 19. A 32-point second half would prove too much for GC as they could only muster another 19 in the frame.
Georgia College limited West Georgia to just 36.2 percent (21-of-58) shooting from the field, however could only manage a 29.8 percent (14-of-47) effort on its own offensive end.
Sophomore forward Krysta Lewis (Woodstock, Ga.) racked up a team-high nine points on 4-of-10 shooting, corralling eight boards.
Ironically, the smallest player on the floor in 5-foot-0 Myeshia Simms (Macon, Ga.), grabbed eight rebounds to tie for tops in the game. Also pulling down eight was teammate Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) who added eight points, as well.
A sloppy game from both ends, the 'Cats committed 29 turnovers to 18 from the Wolves. Both teams went 9-of-12 from the charity-stripe.
Georgia College finally returns to the friendly confines of the Centennial Center after their five-game road trip, taking on Allen University Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. for Girls and Women in Sports Day. GC will host local youth in a free pre-game activity clinic.
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