GC Women’s Basketball Falls to Defensive-Minded Tusculum, 76-52

Sophomore guard Harper Vick
Sophomore guard Harper Vick

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Georgia College Women's Basketball team (0-3) got the UNG Nighhawk Classic started Friday night with a loss to undefeated Tusculum University (4-0) 76-52.

The Bobcats finished strong, winning the fourth quarter 21-11, the best scoring quarter for GC Women's Basketball so far this young season.

Tusculum started out hot, hitting 64 percent from the field in the first quarter, including four threes. They rode the momentum from there, never trailing in the matchup.

The Bobcats got a balanced scoring effort, but just not enough overall. Thirteen different players reached the scoring column, led by nine from sophomore guard Harper Vick (Marietta). The trio of Anaya Cone (Douglasville), Sarah Plemons (Chatsworth) and DeLayne Rotolo (Peachtree City) led the strong fourth-quarter effort, netting six points each.

GC Women's Hoops was out-shot 48 percent to 37 percent from the field on the night, the Pioneers getting a big advantage from long range, knocking down 11 threes to just three for the Bobcats.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m., taking on Chowan University to close the UNG Nighthawk Classic.

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