Bobcat Women’s Basketball Drops First Game of New Year, 70-57

Junior guard Keyonna Wesley
Junior guard Keyonna Wesley
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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – A hot start was enough to hand Georgia College Women's Basketball (4-8, 1-3 PBC) a 70-57 loss from USC Aiken (7-5, 2-2 PBC) Saturday at the Centennial Center.

The Pacers started the game on a 16-4 run for the first eight minutes, ending the first quarter with an 18-6 advantage. Down 27-13 at halftime, GC battled back with the long ball, hitting 6-of-9 from long range in the third quarter. The Bobcats got the lead down to single digits at 44-36 on a Keyonna Wesley (Pearson) three-pointer with 2:10 left in the third, but the comeback ran out of gas in the fourth.

Wesley led the Bobcats with 13 points, hitting 3-of-7 from long range. Junior guard Kenyatta Storms (Alpharetta) added 11 points, while sophomore Harper Vick (Marietta) and freshman Caroline Wysocki (Flowery Branch) each chipped in eight. Senior Dail Adaway (Tifton) pulled in a team-high 10 boards, her third game with double-digit rebounds this season.

The Bobcats had trouble shooting outside of the hot third quarter, knocking down just 28 percent from the floor for the contest, compared to 47 percent for USC Aiken. The Bobcats won the rebounding battle 47-43 and hit a season-best for the team with 11 three-point buckets. The 11 threes are the most for GC Women's Hoops since knocking down 12 against UNC Pembroke Feb. 9, 2019.

The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m., playing host to Columbus State University.

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