January 30, 2011

Huffin Buzzer-Beater Sends GC Out on Top, 48-45

by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant

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PEMBROKE, N.C. The Georgia College women's basketball team (13-5, 5-4 PBC) salvaged the weekend trip with a last second victory over UNC Pembroke (8-11, 4-7 PBC), 48-45. 

After a halftime lead for GC, The Braves came out fired up starting the second stanza on a 9-2 run. Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.) stopped the bleeding with a three-point play to knot the game at 27. There were five ties and only two lead changes in the second half. 

After Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.) lost a pass out of bounds, the Braves tied the game with two free throws at 16 seconds left to play. Jordan took the ball up the floor and drove the lane, collapsing the defense and kicking it to the corner for a buzzer-beating three-ball by Huffin to end the game and send the Bobcats out of North Carolina with a win. 

For the first time this season senior guard Jordan did not lead the team in scoring. Instead another senior leader stepped up in the clutch, as Huffin was the game's star, producing her first double-double of the season. She went off for a game-high 19 points and 14 rebounds shooting 4-of-11 from three and 5-of-7 from the charity stripe. Jordan finished with 11 points and eight rebounds. Also in double-digits for the 'Cats, was Karisma Boykin (Carrollton, Ga.) with 10 points and five rebounds.

The Bobcats shot 17-of-63 (.270) from the field but the story of the game was rebounding as GC out-rebounded UNCP 49-33, grabbing 22 offensive rebounds. GC lost the turnover battle 16-15. The Braves shot 17-of-51 (.333) from the field. Talena Faison was the only player in double-digits for UNCP with 16 points. 

The Bobcats travel home to play PBC foe North Georgia for Relay for Life Night Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. 

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