MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The 2019-20 campaign for Georgia College Women’s Basketball gets underway this weekend at the SAC/PBC Challenge in Anderson, South Carolina. The Bobcats will open the season with No. 13 Anderson University Friday, Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m., then finish the classic with Wingate University Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m.
Georgia College is coming off a 10-19 season that ended in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Quarterfinals. Georgia College went 8-13 in conference play, finishing eighth in the PBC standings.
Friday marks the beginning of the Ross Jolly era at Georgia College, who took over as Women’s Basketball head coach in August following the departure of Maurice Smith, who spent nine seasons at the helm of the Women’s Basketball program. Jolly comes to Georgia College following three years as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Division I Radford University.
Jolly will have an opportunity to make an immediate impact with a young, new-look Bobcat squad that features just one senior, forward Dail Adaway (Tifton), and is comprised of four freshmen, four sophomores, and seven juniors.
Among others returning for Georgia College is guard Keyonna Wesley (Pearson), who saw action in 27 of 29 contests last season, including 25 starts, averaging 6.7 points per game with 23 steals on the season.
The Bobcats have 13 home matchups on the schedule, beginning with Albany State University Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m.
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