Keys’ 23 Not Enough, Bobcats Fall 71-46

by Matt Dalby, sports information graduate assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Freshman Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) scored 23 points, one off her career-high, but it wasn't enough as the Georgia College women's basketball team (4-19, 2-12 PBC) dropped the finale of their six-game home stand to Peach Belt Conference (PBC) foe North Georgia (12-11, 6-8 PBC) Wednesday, 71-46. 

Keys got hot from long distance going 5-of-8 (.625) from three-point land, while shooting 7-for-16 (.438) overall from the floor. The freshman also grabbed three rebounds and dished out a pair of assists. 

Enisha Donley (Loganville, Ga.) added eight points on an efficient 4-of-8 (.500) from the floor adding three assists. 

The Bobcats struggled in many categories on the night, especially on the glass where the Saints had a 43-27 advantage due in large part to Jaymee Carnes who finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds. 

Freshman Belinda Schaafsma (Momence, Ill.) did her best to corral Carnes finishing with nine rebounds, six points and four assists. 

GC generated nine steals, playing the Saints to an even turnover margin at 16 apiece. The 'Cats capitalized on a number of these, outscoring North Georgia 11-10 in points off turnovers. 

The Saints were able to get to the charity-stripe much more than the Bobcats, going 16-of-21 (.762) compared to just 4-of-9 (.444) from GC. 

The Bobcats will hit the road for the first time in over three weeks when they travel to the University of Montevallo Saturday. Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. 

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