MORROW, Ga. - The three-point shot, which had been such a crucial part of Georgia College & State University women's basketball's (5-4, 0-2 PBC) three-game win streak fell short tonight (Jan. 5) in a 78-60 loss at Clayton State University (9-1, 3-0 PBC). Junior guard Shandrea Moore (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) scored 20 points, the best total of her GCSU career.
Georgia College shot 36.9 percent from the floor, including a 7-for-29 (.241) second half. The Lakers hit for 42.4 percent (28-66) overall. The Bobcats were 2-for-19 from long range (.105).
Moore led four Bobcats in double-figure scoring, shooting 7-for-10 from the floor and pacing the team with four assists. Classmate Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) had her second double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 boards, while Tiauna Brantley (Woodstock, Ga.) and Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Shanreka Hardeman led the way for Clayton State with 15 points and 11 boards, but was held under wraps in the second half, scoring just two points. She was aided by 15 from Nikkisha Pritchett off the bench, and 10 each from Lisa Jackson, Dominique Jennings and Lesheria Stevens.
The Lakers used a 14-2 run over the final five minutes of the first half to take the lead for good, after trading blows with GCSU for much of the first frame.
Brantley has now scored in double figures in each of the nine games this season. The Bobcats lead in the all-time series has been cut to 19-16, as Clayton State has taken the last six meetings.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m., traveling to North Georgia College & State University (3-7, 0-3 PBC). The Saints most recently lost to Armstrong Atlantic State University 81-60 tonight.