Bobcat Women’s Basketball Falls on Homecoming to Augusta, 78-55

Senior Sydney Cleveland
Senior Sydney Cleveland
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – A big second quarter put the Georgia College Women's Basketball (10-13, 8-9 PBC) team behind early, and they couldn't recover, falling 78-55 to Augusta University (6-17, 5-12 PBC) Saturday at the Centennial Center.

Senior Sydney Cleveland (Gainesville) led the way for GC, posting 19 points, knocking down four from long range. She added six boards and three steals.

Joining her in double-digit scoring was Jasmine McSwain (Marietta) posting a hard-fought 12 points, most coming on slashes to the hole. She added eight boards. The team leader in rebounds was sophomore Kenyatta Storms (Alpharetta) owning 10 with four points and three steals.

Augusta took the second quarter 20-8. A quarter the Bobcats entered trailing by just a point. The Jaguars began the second frame on a 10-0 run.

The Jaguars hit 51 percent of their shots (31-61), compared to just 32 percent (17-54) for Georgia College.  

The loss puts the Bobcats at 8-9 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, positioned seventh in the league standings. The top eight teams advance to the PBC Tournament in March.

GC Women's Hoops is back in action Monday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m., playing host to Flagler College (16-7, 12-5 PBC). The Saints most recently lost at Clayton State University 76-47 today.

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