by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -With four Bobcats scoring in double figures the Georgia College & State University women's basketball team (4-2) defeated Edward Waters College (3-6) tonight 87-73 in the Centennial Center.
Junior guard Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.) was explosive off the bench as she led all scorers in the game with 17 points. Jordan also had three assists and three rebounds. This marks the third game of the season where Jordan has scored in double-digits and the second in a row.
Antoinette Reames (Orlando, Fla.) recorded her second straight double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 boards. The senior leads the team, averaging 14.3 points and 8.3 rebounds a contest on the 2009-10 campaign. Junior Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) and senior Candice Clark (Warner Robins, Ga.) aided Georgia College scoring 14 and 10, respectively. Huffin and Clark each recorded seven boards as the Bobcats outrebounded the Tigers 58-50 on the night.
Sophomore Tammeisha Law (Athens, Ga.) was two points and one rebound shy of a double-double. Junior Mandi Dudish (Snellville, Ga.) had a game of threes, scoring three points, grabbing three rebounds and dishing out three dimes.
Edward Waters had three players in double figures as Tieura Quick led her squad with 16 points. Marquinta Ridgel followed right behind with 12 points. Ebony Presha recorded a double-double for her Tigers with 10 points and 10 boards. Edward Waters hit nine three-pointers in the second half and shot .400 from beyond the arc on the night to make the game close.
The Bobcats were able to capitalize offensively outscoring Edward Waters 38-26 in the paint and 30-16 on second chances. Georgia College got a tremendous effort from their bench tonight scoring 42 to counter Edward Waters' 20 bench points. The ‘Cats forced 34 turnovers and were able to score 42 points off those takeaways. Georgia College grabbed 28 offensive rebounds which is three shy of the school record.
Georgia College travels to No. 23 Lenoir-Rhyne University Saturday, Dec. 5 with the game at 6 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne gets their chance at revenge as the Bobcats won the matchup earlier in the season 68-67.
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