MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's basketball team has yet to play an official game during the 2012-13 season, but they're already firing on all cylinders offensively. The Bobcats welcomed NCAA Division III Wesleyan College to the Centennial Center Monday for the only exhibition that GC will play this season, a 91-30 Bobcat win.
The Bobcats would lead all but eight seconds of the matchup, taking the lead for good with 16:12 left in the first-half. The Bobcats took the lead with the score 6-5 and from that point went on a 41-6 run to end the half with a 47-11 lead.
Freshman guard McKenna Rushton (Gainesville, Ga.) led all scorers Monday with 25 points in just 24 minutes. Rushton was 10-of-13 from the field, including 5-of-6 from behind the arc. Rushton narrowly missed a double-double, adding eight rebounds and three assists.
Sophomore guard Enisha Donley (Loganville, Ga.) led the Bobcats with 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, with the Bobcats hitting 12-of-15 in the game against the Pioneers 6-of-15 from the line. Donley would add 2-of-3 from the field, finishing with eight points.
As a team the Bobcats shot 56.2 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from behind the arc, compared to the Pioneers 24.4 percent overall and 25 percent from three-point-range. GC also outrebounded Wesleyan by a 46-to-21 margin.
Nevia Lewis and Lindsay Grimsley led the Pioneers in scoring, with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Grimsley added five rebounds and two assists to her final line.
Junior guard Brandi McKinney (Cincinnati) scored nine points in just 15 minutes. McKinney would all add three steals and a pair of rebounds to her final line. Junior forward Abby Slocumb (Suwanee, Ga.) drew the start and scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting, adding a rebound and one of six blocks for the Bobcats.
The Bobcats will look to carry the momentum into the regular season home opener Saturday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. when they face off against the University of West Georgia.
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