MORROW, Ga. – It came down to the final possession, but the Georgia College Women's Basketball team (14-8, 11-5 PBC) saw a four-game win streak come to a close in a 55-52 loss at Clayton State University (11-11, 8-8 PBC) Wednesday night.
The Lakers led by their largest of 11 points at the 7:33 mark in the fourth quarter. Seniors Alyah McGriff (Suwanee) and Ta'Asia Wright (Denmark, South Carolina) paced the Bobcats with six points each from that point on, to help get the Bobcats back in it. The Bobcats had two possessions to tie or take the lead in the final 30 seconds, but couldn't make the clutch shot before time expired.
Wright came off the bench for a massive 16-point, 19-rebound double-double, her seventh of the season. McGriff finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals.
GC Women's Basketball out-rebounded the Lakers 44-38, and out-shot CSU 39 percent (22-57) to 36 percent (21-58) from the field. Georgia College had trouble with the turnover however, coughing it up 21 times.
The loss dips Georgia College to 11-5 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, tied for fourth in the league standings. The top eight advance to the PBC Tournament at the end of February, and the top four teams host first-round matchups.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m., traveling to Augusta University.
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