January 17, 2009

FMU Snaps Bobcat Women’s Three-Game Win Streak, 86-67

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FLORENCE, S.C. - Despite winning the second half 38-30, Georgia College & State University women's basketball (8-5, 3-3 PBC) lost at Francis Marion University (12-1, 5-1 PBC) 86-67 today (Jan. 17) ending a three-game Bobcat win streak.

The Patriots own the Peach Belt Conference's (PBC) top offense, with the Bobcats holding FMU under its season average of 93.7 points per game. Five FMU players scored in double-digits.

A pair of seniors led the offensive attack for Georgia College, as Tiauna Brantley (Woodstock, Ga.) had 17 points and nine boards, and Emily Bixler (Lawrenceville, Ga.) scored nine of her 11 points in the much-improved second half.

The Patriots got 15 points from Kevina Ransom off the bench, and also earned a double-double from starting forward Shannon Singleton-Bates.

The Bobcats had trouble shooting from everywhere but the free-throw line, dropping 30 percent (23-76) from the field and 25 percent (5-20) from three point, but 80 percent (16-20) from the stripe.

The win gives FMU a 16-15 advantage in the all-time series, and two-straight wins against the Bobcats.

The Bobcats are back in action Monday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m., hosting No. 17 Clayton State University (11-2, 5-1 PBC). The Lakers most recently lost to Lander University today, 85-84.

Visit www.GCSU.edu/Athletics to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.