Fight For First Place in PBC West Ends in Georgia College Loss, 70-35
by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - First place in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) West Division was on the line today as the women's basketball team at Georgia College & State University (15-6, 8-3 PBC) took on the No. 15 Clayton State University Lakers (18-3, 9-2 PBC). Clayton State doubled Georgia College's efforts winning 70-35 and took over first place in the division.
The Bobcats struggled to hit shots the entire contest, making 10-of-62 (.161) from the floor, including 3-of-16 (.188) from three-point territory, which is usually Georgia College's strong suit, averaging .322 per game.
Junior guard Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) led Georgia College with 11 points, hitting 5-of-6 free-throws and collecting five rebounds. Classmate Jessica Baker (Snellville, Ga.) had seven points, going 4-of-5 from the charity stripe.
Georgia College was outmatched 50-10 in the paint and 23-4 in points off turnovers.
Two Lakers scored in double-digits, as Latonda Bruce led all scorers with 19 points and teammate Teshymia Tillman aided with 17 points.
John Carrick's squad hits the hardwood Thursday, Feb. 11 against Augusta State University on the road at 5:30 p.m.
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