Elskamp Scores 20 in Bobcat Win, 71-67
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Thresia Elskamp (Potosi, Wis.) poured in 20 points Saturday afternoon as the Georgia College women's basketball team (11-8, 7-5 PBC) downed the visiting Columbus State University Cougars (11-9, 7-6 PBC) by a final score of 71-67.
The 20 points is a career-high for Elskamp, after scoring 18 earlier this season. Elskamp did her damage on 6-of-11 shooting from the field and 4-of-8 from behind the arc. She also added four rebounds, three assists and four steals.
Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) finished with 16 points and seven rebounds. Enisha Donley (Loganville, Ga.) scored 11 points and pulled down three boards.
Sadona Floure (Covington, Ga.) chipped in seven points, two rebounds and a season-high eight assists. The eight-assist plateau is the highest for any Bobcat during the 2012-13 campaign. Abby Slocumb (Suwanee, Ga.) filled the box score with six points, eight rebounds, three blocks and a steal.
In a one-possession game with less than a minute left, head coach Maurice Smith sent in senior Shalisa Ponius (Detroit) to pressure the in-bound pass. Ponius would force a five-count and get the Bobcats the ball back with seconds left in the game, helping cement the win.
The Cougars were led by Taren White, who scored 15 points off the bench. Chatil Bradford scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds.
As a team, the Bobcats shot 23-of-50 from the field and 6-of-14 from downtown, compared to the 27-of-55 and 7-of-14 from the Cougars. The difference in the game was the Bobcats getting to the line 29 times and converting 19 of them, compared to the Cougars shooting 6-of-11 from the charity stripe.
The Bobcats will be back in action Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 eastern when they travel to take on the University of Montevallo.
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