by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
AIKEN, S.C. - The Georgia College & State University women's basketball team (16-10, 11-8 PBC) finished up the regular season tonight (Feb. 28) losing at USC Aiken (20-10, 12-8 PBC) 67-58. This is the third-straight loss for the Bobcats.
Senior guard Tiauna Brantley (Woodstock, Ga.) led the ‘Cats tonight going 4-for-4 from the line with a total of 17 points. She snagged a team-high six rebounds for the night and also had one block and a steal. Junior point-guard Shandrea Moore (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) helped by narrowly missing her second double-double, recording 12 points, nine assists and grabbing six boards.
The Pacers overpowered Georgia College having four players score in double-digits. Meredith Legg led Aiken with 16 points while Kendra Chandler was right behind her putting up 15. Triahna Harris scored 13 points with three rebounds and two assists while Morgan Johnson claimed 11 of the teams 67 points.
Other noteworthy Bobcats tonight included juniors Daniela Nopuente (Day City, Calif.) and Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) who both scored nine points in tonight's contest. Nopuente also had three boards and one assist while Reames led the team with six rebounds. The forward also had two steals and three swats.
As a team, the Pacers out-rebounded the Bobcats 38-30. Free-throws also factored into the conference contest tonight. Aiken went 24-for-32 making frequent trips to the line while Georgia College went just 7-for-11.
The loss ends the regular season for GCSU, putting the Bobcats at sixth in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) standings. Georgia College will have an immediate chance at revenge over the Pacers, squaring off with USCA in the quarterfinal round of the PBC Tournament in Aiken, Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
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