Bobcats Jump to Early Lead, Beat Clark Atlanta 75-63
by Trevor Kuss, sports information assistant
ATLANTA – The Georgia College women's basketball team (2-2) played their first official away game of the 2012-13 season Tuesday, they would pull out to an early lead against Clark Atlanta University (2-2) and eventually end the game with a 75-63 victory.
Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) led the Bobcats with another high scoring night. Keys, who played all but one minute of the game, finished the night with 29 points on 10-of-17 from the field and 7-of-9 from the charity stripe. Keys also added three rebounds, three assists and three steals to her final line. The 29 points ties a career high for Keys.
Enisha Donley (Loganville, Ga.) scored 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting while adding nine rebounds, four steals, two assists. Forward Krysta Lewis (Woodstock, Ga.) played just 22 minutes but nearly had a double-double, with 12 points and nine rebounds. Thresia Elskamp (Potosi, Wis.) filled up the stat line again, with six points, eight rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
After jumping out to a 9-0 lead in the opening minutes the Bobcats would eventually take a 37-21 in the half. The Panthers made the game a lot closer in the second half, even taking a 49-48 lead with nine minutes left in the game. The Bobcats would recover and go on a 14-2 run to regain the lead and keep it for the remainder of the game.
The Bobcats will be back in action Saturday, Dec. 8 when they travel to take on the Anderson University Trojans.
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