Catfight in Overtime, Bobcat Women Win 56-52 over Augusta State
by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Led by a triple-double from Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) the Georgia College & State University women's hoops team (16-6, 9-3 PBC) defeated the Augusta State University Jaguars (1-22, 0-14 PBC) 56-52 in overtime.
Reames worked both sides of the ball tonight for the Bobcats as the senior forward scored 10 points, snagged 10 rebounds, eight off the defensive glass and had 10 swats, a career-high. The 10 blocked shots also sets a Georgia College record as Reames passed GCSU Hall of Famer Sherita Ballard (1987-91), who had the school's previous single-game mark with seven.
Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.) posted a double-double with 15 points and 11 boards. The junior guard also had four assists.
Georgia College's Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) aided the team with 13 points and hit a clutch three-pointer late in overtime, giving her 135 in her career, passing Amanda Manning (1992-96) for seventh place all-time.
The Bobcats were down 24-19 at the half, but managed to outscore the Jags holding them to 8-28 (.286) shooting in the second frame. Georgia College led by as many as nine points twice in the second half.
Augusta State's Waneta Carlisle hit a layup with 0:06 in the game to tie the score at 47-47. In overtime, Georgia College outscored the Jags 9-5 to win the game 56-52.
The Bobcats out-shot Augusta State .387 (24-62) to .284 (19-67) from the floor but let the Jaguars hit .333 (10-30) from the three-point line. ASU was outmatched in the paint 28-16.
Blaire Egardo led the Jags with 15 points while Eboni Davis followed with 14 points. Carlisle led Augusta State with nine rebounds.
Georgia College returns to the hardwood at home Saturday, Feb. 13 against USC Aiken at 1:30 p.m.
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