by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University women's basketball team (18-7, 11-4 PBC) was victorious in Saturday's (Feb. 20) Homecoming catfight against the Columbus State University Cougars (15-10, 9-6 PBC), winning 55-43 at the Centennial Center.
Junior Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.) led the Bobcats with 17 points and a career-high of six steals. She also snagged six rebounds, five of which were off the defensive glass.
Forward Tammeshia Law (Athens, Ga.) helped the Georgia College offensive efforts, scoring a career-high of 15 points, her fourth double-digit scoring game for the 2009-10 campaign. The sophomore also had a team-best today of seven boards.
Senior Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) rounded out the double-digit scoring for the Bobcats with 11 points. She grabbed five rebounds and claimed four steals, while swatting one. Her classmate and fellow Florida native, Shandrea Moore (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) recorded a team-high tonight of six assists.
For the Columbus State, Phebe Smith and Monique Jackson put up 10 points each. Renee Jackson led the Cougars in assists with five, while Hali Moore led the team with seven boards.
Columbus State out-rebounded Georgia College 36-34, while GCSU outshot CSU .382 to .341 from the floor. The Bobcats outscored the Cougars 22-16 on points in the paint and 14-4 on second chance points. However, Columbus State's bench outscored the Georgia College bench 14-6.
At 11-4 in conference play, the Bobcats sit atop the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) West standings, leading Clayton State University by one game.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Feb. 24 for Senior Night against PBC opponent the University of Montevallo, starting at 5:30 p.m.
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