Second Half Surge Downs GC Women’s Hoops, 68-48

Sophomore guard Harper Vick
Sophomore guard Harper Vick
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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The defensive effort for Georgia College Women's Basketball (4-9, 1-4 PBC) kept the Bobcats in front for the first half, but a second-half surge from Columbus State University (8-2, 3-1 PBC) put the Cougars in front of the Bobcats 68-48 Wednesday night at the Centennial Center.

The Bobcats slowed the pace on the high-scoring Cougars for the first half, with GC leading 10-8 at the end of the first quarter and 26-23 at the break. The Bobcats held CSU to just 25 percent shooting, and just one three pointer in the first 20 minutes.

The Cougars exploded in the second half, charged by a 24-9 third quarter, hitting on all cylinders to take over the game.

The Bobcats were led by 17 points from sophomore guard Harper Vick (Marietta). She shot 7-for-11 from the field. Nine different Bobcats reached the scoring column, but not frequently enough. Vick was flanked by nine points from Keyonna Wesley (Pearson). Senior Dail Adaway (Tifton) pulled in a team-high 11 rebounds, her fourth game with double-digit rebounds this season.

GC Women's Hoops out-shot CSU 44 percent to 42 percent from the floor, but the Cougars took over with a 34-20 advantage in points in the paint, and by causing 26 Bobcat turnovers.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m., traveling to No. 10 University of North Georgia.

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