MORROW, Ga. – Playing their highest-ranked opponent of the season, the Georgia College women's basketball team (10-8, 6-5 PBC) took to the road Thursday evening to take on No. 3 Clayton State University Lakers (19-0, 12-0 PBC), falling 90-59.
The Bobcats were as close as 24-21 with 8:02 left in the first half, but the Lakers would go on a run to end the first half and eventually pull away in the second frame.
Freshman guard Mckenna Rushton (Gainesville, Ga.) set a career-high in points and rebounds with 14 and seven, respectively. The point total tied three others for the game-high. Never playing more than 11 minutes before tonight, Rushton played 24 against Clayton State.
Junior forward Enisha Donley (Loganville, Ga.) joined Rushton with 14 points scored on the night. Entering the night with only 31 attempts from the charity stripe, Donley would go to the line 13 times Thursday evening, sinking eight.
Sadona Floure (Covington, Ga.) tied her season-high with five assists. The senior guard also added eight points and three rebounds to her final line. Sophomore guard Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) added seven points and eight boards.
The Lakers were led by Drameka Griggs and Auburn Randolph who each scored 14 points. Griggs added six rebounds, seven assists and four steals. Shannon Smith and Bena Henyard added 10 points each.
As a team, the Bobcats shot 16-of-52 from the field and 5-of-22 from downtown, compared to 31-of-66 from the field and 5-of-20 from behind the arc for the Lakers. The Bobcats out-rebounded the Lakers 43-39, but would lose the turnover battle 23-9.
The Bobcats will return to action Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m. when they welcome Columbus State University to the Centennial Center.
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