MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - With 2008 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Freshman of the Year Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) recording 13 of her 18 points in the second half, Georgia College & State University women's basketball (7-4, 2-2 PBC) downed Lander University (7-2, 2-2 PBC) tonight (Jan. 10) 71-60.
Huffin finished at 7-of-13 from the floor, including a 3-of-6 effort from behind the arc. Her five offensive rebounds also led the team. Senior Tiauna Brantley (Woodstock, Ga.) chipped in with a 15-point 12-rebound double-double, her second of the season. Junior point guard Shandrea Moore (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) had a great line of 11 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.
Lander's sophomore guard TeSheba Butler powered the Bearcat attack with a 14-point 13-rebound double-double. She got help from sophomore Shannon McKever's 13-point, 11-rebound double-dip with four swats and 14 points off the bench from Jasmine Judge.
The Bobcats caused an impressive 21 turnovers on the league's second-highest scoring offense, while giving up just 13.
The two teams traded blows for much of the second half, with Lander getting its final advantage 53-51 on a pair of Judge free throws with 8:13 left. GCSU finished the game with a 20-7 run to take the game, eight points coming from Huffin during that stretch.
Georgia College leads the all-time series 23-12, tonight's win halting a four-game losing streak to the Bearcats.
The Bobcats return to action Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Armstrong Atlantic State University for a 5:30 p.m. tip. Lander will host Augusta State University Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
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