Elskamp Leads Way but Bobcats Fall Short, 58-48
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Thresia Elskamp (Potosi, Wis.) had her best night as a member of the Georgia College women's basketball team (9-5, 5-2 PBC) but it would prove to be not enough as The University of North Georgia Saints (5-8, 3-3 PBC) would come away with a 58-48 victory Thursday night at the Centennial Center.
Elskamp led all scorers with 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 from behind the arc. The junior guard also chipped in 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block. The double-double is the first for of the year for the Bobcats and the first since Chimere Jordan March 11, 2011.
Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) was the only other Bobcat in double figures with 14 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Keys added three assists, two steals and two rebounds to her final line.
As a team, the Bobcats shot 18-of-64 from the field and 7-of-23 from downtown compared to the Saints 19-of-47 from the field and 3-of-13 from three-point-range. The Bobcats only made nine trips to the charity stripe, making five of them, while the Saints had 26 attempts and converted 17. The Bobcats turned the ball over 10 times, while forcing 24 turnovers by the Saints.
Four Saints finished in double-digit points, led by Jaymee Carnes with 13. Carnes and Mimi Hill each had 11 rebounds and Carnes also had two blocks.
The Bobcats will be back in action Monday, Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m. when they head to Augusta, Ga. for the third Battle of the Cats matchup.
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