Bobcat Women Score Season High Against Augusta State, 82-69
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University women's basketball team (13-5, 8-3 PBC) beat Augusta State University (5-13, 3-8 PBC) 82-69 this afternoon in the Centennial Center.
The season high had previously been 81 when Georgia College beat the University of Mobile 81-58 in the season-opener. The last time the Bobcats put up this many points was Feb. 20, 2008 at Georgia Southwestern when they destroyed the Hurricanes 86-53.
Georgia College had two leading scorers tonight in senior Tiauna Brantley (Woodstock, Ga.) and junior Daniela Nopuente (Daly City, Cal.) both with 14, Nopuente's season-high. Brantley also contributed with seven rebounds and went 4-for-4 from the foul line. Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) and Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) helped by putting up 12 points each. Reames was a force to be reckoned with down low with nine boards, three steals and four swats. Huffin also contributed three rebounds, two assists and a steal.
With her four blocks tonight, Reames is now in sole possession of second place in school records for blocks in a single-season with 40, passing Dalana Watson with 36. Reames is 43 shy of first place held by Marquita Driskell, who had 83 thwarts in the 2006-07 season.
Augusta State also had four players scoring double digits. Brittany Jarrard led the Jaguars with 20 points for the night making 9-of-10 from the charity stripe while senior Tracey Paschal helped with 13. Junior Nicole Mealing put up her seventh double-double for the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Porsha White rounded out the double digit scoring with 11.
Other noteworthy Bobcats tonight were Mandi Dudish (Snellville, Ga.) and Emily Bixler (Lawrenceville, Ga.), both putting up nine points. Dudish, known for her three-pointers, came alive on defense snagging three rebounds and stealing three. Bixler also got five boards, one block and a steal.
The Bobcats have won eight out of their last nine games. They are on a five game winning streak and are looking to extend that against conference opponent UNC Pembroke (9-9, 5-6 PBC) at home Monday, Feb. 2 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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