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DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The No. 8-seed Georgia College Women's Basketball team (10-19) had a tall order Wednesday, traveling to No. 1-seed and national No. 22 University of North Georgia (25-4), the Bobcat upset bid coming up short 82-51.
The loss brings a close to the season for GC Women's Hoops, while the Peach belt Conference (PBC) Regular-Season Champion Nighthawks move on to the PBC Semifinals.
The Bobcats hung tight for a quarter, trailing 18-11, but a 20-12 effort in the second pushed the game further out of reach by halftime, and GC couldn't recover.
The Bobcats had trouble finding the shooting range, shooting just 37 percent (19-52) compared to 45 percent (29-64) for UNG. The Bobcats also lost the battle of the boards 47-23.
The loss brings the season to a close for GC Women's hoops, as Georgia College battled injuries all season long to scratch their way into the PBC Playoffs as the No. 8-seed. The Bobcats say farewell to a quartet of seniors in Cleveland, Tarver, Erin Drynan (Chicago, Illinois) and Jasmine McSwain (Marietta).
Prior to the game, the Bobcats honored their four-member senior class, as Cleveland, McSwain, Erin Drynan (Chicago, Illinois) and Shay Tarver (Covington) each saw their final action at the Centennial Center.
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