GC Women’s Hoops Can’t Match UNG’s Offense, 113-59

Senior guard Jasmine McSwain
Senior guard Jasmine McSwain

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Women's Basketball team (10-16, 8-12 PBC) ran into an offensive juggernaut in the University of North Georgia (22-4, 17-3 PBC) Saturday, falling 113-59.

The top shooting team in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) was as-advertised, UNG scoring 25-plus points in each of the four quarters and hitting 56 percent (42-75) of its shots.

Senior guard Jasmine McSwain (Marietta) led the Bobcats with 18 points, pulling in four rebounds as well. Sophomore Keyonna Wesley (Pearson) chipped in with 14 points, going a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe.

Sophomore guard Christen Copeland (Gainesville) was a boxscore filler as well, playing near her hometown and pouring in nine points, yanking down eight rebounds and dishing out four assists. Those last two numbers were team-highs.

The Nighthawks hit 12 threes, and out-rebounded the Bobcats 54-34.

The loss puts the Bobcats at 8-12 in PBC play, positioned seventh in the league standings. With two games left in conference play, the Bobcats could finish as high as sixth or as low as 10th. The top eight teams advance to the PBC Tournament in March.

The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m., playing host to Young Harris College (5-21, 3-17 PBC). The Mountain Lions most recently lost at home to Columbus State University today 74-55.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on all social media formats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.