GC Women’s Hoops Nabs First Conference Win, 56-46 over Flagler

Freshman forward Anaya Cone
Freshman forward Anaya Cone

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – In what has become the norm for Georgia College Women's Basketball (4-6, 1-1 PBC) – a hard-fought defensive battle – the Bobcats picked up their first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) win of the young season 56-46 over Flagler College (2-5, 0-1 PBC) Thursday in the Centennial Center.

The Bobcats won three of the four quarters, and were led by 17 points from sophomore Harper Vick (Marietta). She did a lot of her damage from the charity stripe, hitting 7-for-8 at the free-throw line. Vick has four-straight double-digit scoring games and seven overall this season.

Freshman Anaya Cone (Douglasville) responded well to her first career start, netting 17 points with seven rebounds. The rookie went 4-for-5 from the floor and 8-for-10 from the free-throw line, nabbing four of her caroms on the offensive glass. Junior Keyonna Wesley (Pearson) added an 11-point effort with six rebounds.  

The Bobcats held Flagler to just 27 percent (17-63) shooting, the Saints' worst shooting effort of the season. GC got a 10-9 lead after Cone made a layup with 50 seconds left in the first quarter, and never trailed from that point on. Georgia College stretched its lead to its largest at 16 points when Vick made a put-back layin for a 39-23 lead at the 5:54 mark of the third quarter.

The win is the first conference victory for new head coach Ross Jolly.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m., traveling to Clayton State University.

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