MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (11-3, 3-3 PBC) defeated the Columbus State University Cougars (9-5, 2-3 PBC) to even back up to .500 in conference play, 51-46.
Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.) had yet another double-digit game with 17 points. She also grabbed seven boards, had six steals and dished out two assists. Tammeisha Law (Athens, Ga.) scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Karisma Boykin (Carrollton, Ga.) dished out a game high seven assists to run the offense.
The first half was evenly matched until the 12-minute mark when Krysta Lewis (Woodstock, Ga.) drained a three to make it 13-10. Lewis finished with a career-best 12 points and eight rebounds in the contest. The Bobcats scored six more unanswered points to go on a 9-0 run. Eventually the Bobcats opened it up to 12 points at 29-17 with two minutes remaining. The Cougars would not go quietly as they answered with a 4-0 run of their own going into the break.
The second half stayed quiet until the Bobcats went on an 8-0 run to make it 45-28. The Cougars defense then became fierce as they held GC to just six points over the final eight minutes. Columbus State out-scored the Bobcats 18-6 in that timeframe. GC was able to stave off defeat and record its third PBC win of the season.
The Cougars only had one scorer in double-digits, as Dominique Gilbert recorded a double-double with 12 points and a whopping 17 rebounds.
Despite shooting just 26 percent (20-76) from the field, the Bobcats managed to out-play the Cougars. They barely out-rebounded CSU 50-49 but won the turnover battle with ease 19-8.
The Bobcats did it with 'D', as the stifling GC defense held Columbus to just 30 percent (17-57) from the floor and 18 percent (3-17) from three-point range.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1:30 p.m., hosting the University of Montevallo.
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