by Trevor Kuss, sports information assistant
– The Georgia College women’s basketball team
is off to a 2-2 start for the 2012-13 season and some of the credit
can be given to the hot start of sophomore guard Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.). She currently
ranks No. 9 in points per game for all of Division II women’s
Keys has averaged 22 points through her first four games of the season, highlighted by a career-high-tying 29 points her last time out against Clark Atlanta University. She is tied with reigning Daktronics Division II National Player of the Year and Peach Belt Conference (PBC) foe Jaymee Carnes of North Georgia. The two PBC standouts are just three points behind Kearah Jeffreys of Shaw University who leads the nation with 25 in her lone game this season.
“She’s just been shooting really well this year,” head coach Maurice Smith said. “She puts in the work that she knows is needed to continue to improve her game.”
Keys was named Preseason All-PBC after a year where she was picked Third Team All-Conference and Freshman of the Year.
The Bobcats will head back to the court Saturday, Dec. 8 when they travel to take on the Anderson University Trojans as part of the second and final pre-conference double header with the men’s team.
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