Strong Second Half Not Enough as Bobcats Bested by Braves, 54-50
by Matt Dalby, sports information graduate assistant
PEMBROKE, N.C. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (4-13, 2-6 PBC) out-scored the Braves of UNC Pembroke (8-8, 5-3 PBC) in second half, but a 28-23 deficit at halftime proved too much as the Bobcats fell 54-50 at the English E. Jones Center Sunday afternoon.
For the second-consecutive game GC held the opposition to under 35 percent shooting from the field, limiting the Braves to 18-of-54 (33.3 percent) and 7-of-27 (25.9 percent) from beyond-the-arc. Meanwhile, the Bobcats shot 19-of-48 (39.6 percent) from the field and 5-of-17 (29.4 percent from three-point land.
Freshman Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) led all scorers with 17 points, doing a little bit of everything with six assists and five rebounds, as well. Her points came on 6-of-14 shooting and 2-of-2 from the charity-stripe.
Much like Friday night, Enisha Donley (Loganville, Ga.) made the most of her start , scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting. She also corralled a team-high seven rebounds along with two assists.
With 13:01 remaining in the game, GC found itself trailing 40-29 before rallying to cut the score to 45-40 at the 6:05 mark.
A Donely lay-up with 50 seconds on the clock would get Georgia College within a bucket, but that's the closest the 'Cats would get as the Braves were able to fend off the relentless effort.
UNC Pembroke's Jazmine Kemp would knock down a free-throw to close the door on the Bobcats, finishing with five points and eight boards for the Braves. Courtney Bolton and Domonique Washington each had 10 points in a balanced scoring attack for UNCP.
Georgia College finishes their road trip 1-1 before a five-day hiatus to prepare for a matchup with Lander University Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Centennial Center.
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