by Trevor Kuss, sports information assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (6-3) finished off the Stair South Inc. Holiday Classic and 2012 with a 67-57 victory over the Coker College Cobras (7-3) Monday afternoon.
The Bobcats had 39 points off the bench, led by junior Brandi McKinney (Cincinnati) who had a season-high 18 points. McKinney also contributed seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals to the game.
Senior Sadona Floure (Covington, Ga.) also had a season high, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting. She added four steals, two rebounds, and two assists. Junior Krysta Lewis (Woodstock, Ga.) chipped in seven points, breaking her streak of five games of double-digit scoring.
As a team, the Bobcats were 24-of-51 from the field and 6-of-16 from behind the arc. The Cobras were 20-of-55 overall and 11-of-32 from three. Coker's Angie Lawrence was 6-of-11 from behind the arc and had a game high 24 points.
Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) had 17 points and was named Tournament MVP. The sophomore averaged 17.5 points between the two games. McKinney and Lawrence were also named to the All-Tournament team, in addition to Kajuana Rivers from Tuskeegee University and Kierra Haney of UNC Pembroke.
In game one today, the UNC Pembroke Braves took on the Tuskegee University Golden Tigers. The Braves would come away with a 68-59 hard-fought victory against the Golden Tigers. Haney had 18 points and 12 rebounds, along with two blocks. Chandrica Fuller had 16 points, four rebounds, six assists, and two steals.
The Golden Tigers were led by Rivers, who had a game high 21 points, with 15 of those points coming in the second half. Marie McAbee added 11 points and eight rebounds in the losing effort.
The Bobcats will be back in action Thursday, Jan. 3 with the Braves making a quick return to the Centennial Center. The game will start at 5:30 and will be a part of a doubleheader with the men's basketball team.
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