January 10, 2013

Winning Streak Extended to Seven After 59-51 Over Flagler

by Trevor Kuss, sports information assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (9-3, 5-0 PBC) brought a six-game winning streak into the Thursday night matchup against the Flagler College Saints (3-7, 1-4 PBC). The two teams would battle to a 49-49 tie after the first 40 minutes of basketball, but the Bobcats would pull ahead in overtime and finish with a 59-51 victory.

The win extends the Bobcats win streak to seven games, including a perfect 5-0 record in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play.

The Bobcats had a triad of double-digit scorers, led by Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) who had a game-high 18 points. Enisha Donley (Loganville, Ga.) and Brandi McKinney (Cincinnati) each added 10 points, while McKinney also had a game-high five assists.

Mckenna Rushton (Gainesville, Ga.) added eight points in only eight minutes of action. Thresia Elskamp (Potosi, Wis.) tied a season best with six steals on the night.

As a team, the Bobcats shot 22-of-56 from the field and 5-of-14 from behind the arc, compared to the Saints 18-of-56 and 8-of-22 from downtown. The Saints outrebounded the Bobcats 44-33 but the Bobcats forced 32 turnovers while turning the ball over 23 times themselves. The 32 forced turnover is the highest total for the Bobcats since they played Allen University Dec. 3, 2011.

The Bobcats will be back in action at 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon as they head north to Young Harris, Ga. The Georgia College women's basketball team and Young Harris will be facing each other for the first time.

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