by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The women's basketball team at Georgia College & State University (10-4, 3-1 PBC) gritted its way to a tough 58-50 win at Armstrong Atlantic State University (6-6, 3-2 PBC), claiming the Bobcats' third Peach Belt Conference (PBC) win in a row and on the season.
The Bobcat defense was able to hold the leading three-point scoring percentage team to only one three-pointer and caused 21 turnovers. Georgia College's defense has allowed 52.7 points per contest over the last three games and has won by an average of 13 points. The Bobcats overcame sluggish 31 percent shooting in the low-scoring contest.
Georgia College shot .229 (8-35) in the first half and only had two points, on two free-throws, at the first media timeout. However, the Bobcats were able to recover and take the lead going into halftime, 26-22.
Guard Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.) led the team with 13 points while adding five rebounds, four of which were defensive. The junior guard was named PBC Player of the Week Jan. 11.
Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) aided the Bobcats with 10 points and five boards. Senior forward Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) had nine points, five rebounds and a block. The career blocks leader at Georgia College, Reames has 97 blocks in her two seasons.
Shaquana Bleach (Ellenwood, Ga.), Tammeisha Law (Athens, Ga.), and Shandrea Moore (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) had games of sixes, each Bobcat had six points. Law added six boards and Moore had six assists.
The Pirates were led Marissa Rimbert's 16 points and seven rebounds. Jazmin Walker had 12 points and seven boards while Arpine Amirkhanyan recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 boards.
The Bobcats were nearly perfect from the charity stripe shooting .800 (18-20) while Armstrong Atlantic shot .563 (9-16). Georgia College outscored the Pirates 18-9 on points off turnovers and 20-16 bench points.
Georgia College looks to make it four in a row when they travel to Columbus State University Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m.
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