by Matt Dalby, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Freshman Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) poured in 19 points, but it was not enough as the Georgia College women's basketball team (4-15, 2-8 PBC) dropped a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) affair to the University of Montevallo (8-11, 3-7 PBC) 61-47 Wednesday night at the Centennial Center.
The Bobcats whittled the Falcon lead to just six, 41-35, with 8:35 remaining in the game but a quick 8-0 run would end the GC threat. Montevallo would seal the game at the free-throw line with an 8-for-9 (89 percent) showing in the second frame.
Keys scored her game-high 19 on 6-of-12 (.500) shooting from the field and 6-of-9 shooting from the charity-stripe, while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out a pair of assists.
The Bobcats received a great effort from sophomore forward Krysta Lewis (Woodstock, Ga.), who scored 12 on 4-of-10 (.400) shooting, going 2-of-3 from three-point land.
Helping on the glass was freshman Belinda Schaafsma (Momence, Ill.), who grabbed a team-high nine boards after leading the team with 10 against Lander University Saturday afternoon.
Fellow freshman Hollyn Phelps (Alpharetta, Ga.) enjoyed the best game of her young tenure notching a career-best six points on 3-of-4 shooting.
Montevallo controlled nearly all facets of the game shooting 23-of-56 (.411) from the floor compared to 17-of-44 (.386) from Georgia College. The Bobcats also lost the turnover battle 21-14, while being outrebounded by the Falcons 36-28.
Montevallo would place three scorers in double-figures, Taylor Beverly leading the way with 18. Tiffany McClure would tally 14 points of her own, as Zena Nasiloski earned herself a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
GC hits the halfway point of their six-game home stand taking on Georgia Southwestern State University Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m.
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