by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Georgia College & State University's women's basketball team (12-5, 7-3 PBC) won their fourth straight game and seventh out of last eight tonight (Jan. 28) overpowering Peach Belt Conference (PBC) opponent Columbus State University (11-9, 4-6 PBC) 64-52.
Tucker native Dominique Huffin was on fire tonight for the Bobcats nailing 7-of-10 three-pointers and was the leading scorer of the night with 24 points.
Senior forward Tiauna Brantley (Woodstock, Ga.) supported Huffin scoring 12 points. Brantley extended her double digit scoring to 14 games in the 2008-09 campaign.
Junior transfer Shandrea Moore (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) was also in double figures tonight for the ‘Cats tallying 11 points along with six assists. Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) made her presence known down low scoring nine, grabbing five boards and one block. Reames ties Dalana Watson in single season blocks with 36. Watson had 36 blocks in the 2001-02 season.
With tonight's victory the Bobcats tie the series at 20 games apiece with the Cougars. Georgia College outscored the Cougars 21-11 in points off turnovers. The ‘Cats also outshot their opponent .526 (10-19) to .333 (5-15) from beyond the three-point line.
The Bobcats are tied for second place in the PBC at 7-3 with Clayton State University and USC Aiken who both won tonight. All three teams sit behind Francis Marion University (8-1 PBC).
Georgia College continues their six-game homestead when they face Augusta State University Saturday Jan. 31 at 2 p.m..
Visit www2.GCSU.edu/Bobcats 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.