by Matthew Dalby, sports information graduate assistant
MORROW, Ga. – Despite an inspired effort from senior forward Dominique Huffin (Tucker, Ga.), the Georgia College women's basketball team (14-5, 6-5 PBC) fell to No. 2 Clayton State University (22-0, 11-0 PBC) by a score of 87-61 Saturday night.
Huffin led the team with 24 points, shooting 9-of-15 from the floor and 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. Fellow senior Chimere Jordan (Gray, Ga.) managed 13 points to go along with four boards and two assists.
Balance was the story of the game, as Clayton State had 11 players score at least two points tonight. The Lakers leading scorer, Kayla Mobley, poured in 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Also leading the charge were Tanisha Woodard and Teshymia Tillman, who scored 14 apiece.
GC received a solid effort from freshman Abby Slocumb (Suwannee, Ga.) who grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Karisma Boykin (Dahlonega, Ga.) contributed with 10 points and six assists.
The Bobcats held tough in the second half, as they were only outscored 45-42. However, a poor first half was Georgia College's undoing as they trailed 42-19 going into the lockerroom.
The game marks the second time this season the Bobcats have taken on the No. 2 team in the country. Then-No. 2 Lander University also beat the Bobcats Dec. 4.
Huffin now has 1,124 career points, just two behind a tie for ninth in school history with Ashley Williams (2004-08) and Dalana Watson (1999-2003).
GC returns to the Centennial Center Thursday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. when they take on Augusta State University in the 'Battle of the Cats' a newly-established rivalry game.
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