GC Controlled by Winston-Salem State, 71-46

by Matt Dalby, sports information graduate assistant

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (1-4) traveled through a pair of states to take on Winston-Salem State University (2-3), falling to the Rams, 71-46, at the C.E. Gaines Center Tuesday night. 

Despite the loss, GC had three double-digit scorers as Myeshia Simms (Macon, Ga.), Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) and Belinda Schaafsma (Momence, Ill.) all tallied at least ten. 

Keys was second among all scorers with 16 points on 50 percent (6-of-12) shooting from the field, including 2-of-4 from beyond-the-arc. 

The Bobcats hung tough for the first 20 minutes of action, trailing 27-18 heading into halftime. Unfortunately, the Rams would outscore the 'Cats 44-28 in the second frame to run away with the ballgame. 

Simms was the lone player to play all 40 minutes, scoring 10 points while adding seven assists to just a pair of turnovers. Schaafsma enjoyed the best game of her young career, tacking on 10 points paired with a team-high seven rebounds. 

As a team GC shot just 31.6 percent (18-of-57) compared to 45.5 percent (25-of-55) from Winston-Salem State. 

The turnover margin was practically identical, however the Bobcats were had a severe disadvantage from the free-throw line. GC attempted just seven free throws, knocking down six, compared to 14-of-19 from the Rams. 

Georgia College will enjoy a week-long break before heading to Carrollton, Ga. Wednesday, Nov. 30 to take on the University of West Georgia at 7 p.m. 

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