GC Women’s Basketball Closes Season in PBC Quarterfinal to #22 UNG, 82-51

2018-19 Bobcat Women's Basketball
2018-19 Bobcat Women's Basketball

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 seniors tried to keep the Bobcats in it, as Sydney Cleveland (Gainesville) netted a team-high 16 points and Shay Tarver (Covington) added 12.

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).

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