Bobcat Women Fall at Columbus State, 82-56

Senior guard Brianna Davis
Senior guard Brianna Davis

COLUMBUS, Ga. – A fourth-quarter surge caused Georgia College Women's Basketball (10-7, 7-4 PBC) to drop an 82-56 game at Columbus State University (9-6, 7-4 PBC) Monday.

CSU took the fourth quarter 30-12, as the Cougars went 11-for-15 (.733) from the field for the frame, led by 17 points from Tatiana Wayne. The Bobcats had cut the lead to two points at 46-44 on a three-point play from junior Sydney Cleveland (Gainesville) with 2:11 left in the third quarter. Columbus State responded with an 11-2 run that carried into the fourth period. Cleveland finished with eight points.

The Bobcats managed just four points over the final five minutes while the Cougars steadily pulled away.

Georgia College was led by 17 points from senior Brianna Davis (Rockford, Illinois) as the guard hit five threes in nine tries on the night. Classmate Ta'Asia Wright (Denmark, South Carolina) had a near double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds, while senior Alyah McGriff (Suwanee) had 10 points. The three seniors combined for 41 of the team's 56 points on the night.

Columbus State controlled most aspects of the game, including a 35-29 rebounding advantage, and 37-10 in points off turnovers. Wayne led all scorers with 29 points.

The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m., hosting Young Harris College.

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