Moores Buzzer-Beater Downs North Georgia, 65-63
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - A Shandrea Moore (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) lay-in with three seconds left gave Georgia College & State University women's basketball (6-4, 1-2 PBC) its first conference win of the season tonight (Jan. 7) at North Georgia College & State University, 65-63. Moore finished with a game and GCSU career high 26 points.
Moore hit 8-of-12 from the field and 9-of-12 from the free throw line, adding five assists and four steals. Sophomore guard Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) had 14 points with eight boards off the bench. The duo of Tiauna Brantley (Woodstock, Ga.) and Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) cleaned the glass, pulling down 11 and 10 boards, respectively.
The Saints got dueling double-doubles from their post tandem of Preseason All-PBC pick Syretha Marble and Whitney Randolph, both notching 15 points and 11 caroms apiece.
Georgia College was out-rebounded 43-41 but held a 20-14 lead on the offensive glass. North Georgia took over the lead at the 10:27 mark in the second half, holding it until the final minute. A three-pointer by Huffin tied the game at 63-63 with 37 seconds left, and after a missed Saint jumper was pulled down by Brantley, Moore netted the game-winner. Georgia College scored the final seven points of the game.
The Bobcat win cuts the lead in the all-time series to 31-17 in North Georgia's favor. Brantley's streak of double-digit scoring in every game this season stops at nine, as she was held to eight tonight.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m., hosting Lander University (7-3, 2-1 PBC). The Bearcats most recently beat UNC Pembroke Monday, 67-60.
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