YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. - The Georgia College women's basketball team (9-4, 5-1 PBC) lost for the first time in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play this season Saturday afternoon when they took on Young Harris College (8-4, 2-3 PBC). The two teams would battle to a 66-46 Mountain Lion victory.
Sophomore guard Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) was the only Bobcat to finish the game in double digits, with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Keys also added two rebounds and three steals.
Freshman Mckenna Rushton (Gainesville, Ga.) continued her recent hot streak off the bench as she was the next leading scorer, with seven points in just 11 minutes of action. Junior Thresia Elskamp (Potosi, Wis.) had a season-high six assists.
The Bobcats shot 18-of-50 overall, but only 4-of-15 from behind the arc, compared to the Mountain Lions shooting 26-of-50 overall and 9-of-19 from downtown. The Bobcats were out-rebounded 34-to-23, but turned the ball over only 24 times compared to 26 from Young Harris.
Young Harris had five players in double figures, led by Breanna Gleeson and Keta Robinette who both scored 15. Ladondra Johnson scored 12 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.
The Bobcats will return to action Thursday, Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Centennial Center when they take on the North Georgia Saints for the second time this year. The Bobcats beat the Saints earlier this season 72-71 in Dahlonega, Ga.
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