GC Women Fall to Columbus State 58-42

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (4-18, 2-11 PBC) dropped the school's annual Homecoming Game Saturday to Columbus State University (13-9, 8-5 PBC) 58-42 Saturday in the Centennial Center.

Freshman guard Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) led all scorers with 18 points, knocking down half of her shots from the floor (8-16) adding five boards and a pair of steals. Forward Belinda Schaafsma (Momence, Ill.) cleaned the glass to the tune of 17 rebounds, as the freshman had nine at halftime. She added eight points as well to the cause.

The Bobcats were done in by turnovers tonight, coughing it up 25 times while getting 14 in a sloppy contest. GC was also out-shot 32 percent (20-63) to 27 percent (15-56). The 'Cats controlled the boards to a 48-38 advantage.

Dominique Gilbert led Columbus State with 12 points, as Shan Basley chipped in 10. The Cougars had a 21-0 advantage in bench points.

The last time a Bobcat had 17 rebounds was Chimere Jordan (2008-11) pulling down 17 against the University of Montevallo Feb. 23, 2011.

The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m., hosting North Georgia for the final home contest of the 2012 season.

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