GC Women’s Hoops Starts PBC Season in Overtime Loss at UNCP, 59-51

Sophomore guard Harper Vick
Sophomore guard Harper Vick

PEMBROKE, N.C. – A three-pointer by Harper Vick (Marietta, Georgia) with four seconds left would force overtime, but the Georgia College Women's Basketball team (3-6, 0-1 PBC) dropped its Peach Belt Conference (PBC) opener 59-51 at UNC Pembroke (6-3, 1-0 PBC) Sunday.

With eight seconds remaining in regulation, junior Kenyatta Storms (Alpharetta, Georgia) sent the in-bounds in to classmate La'Shandria Mallard (Perry, Georgia) in the paint. Mallard immediately kicked it back out to Vick, who hit a highly-contested bank-shot three from the left wing to tie the game. The Bobcat defense held up for the final 3.6 seconds to force overtime.

There, UNCP closed out strong on an 8-0 run in overtime to edge Georgia College

Vick led all scorers with 19 points on the day, adding five steals and four rebounds. Mallard had a near double-double with seven points and 10 rebounds, fouling out in overtime.

The Bobcats were out-shot 34 percent to 28 percent from the floor, but made up for that with an 18-15 advantage in points-off-turnovers and hitting two more three pointers.

GC Women's Hoops made it to overtime despite never leading in the game. UNCP started on an 11-0 run that was stopped by a pair of free throws from Vick. The Bobcats' first tie score of the game came on that thrilling three by Vick with under four seconds left.

The Bobcats are back in action Thursday, Dec. 19 at 1:30 p.m., playing host to Flagler College in the Centennial Center.

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