by Mark Jagord, sports information assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (7-0) is off to its best start in a decade. This time the Bobcats downed visiting Anderson University (7-4), 68-61 Monday night at the Centennial Center as they chase the 2003-04 team's 11-0 start.
Junior Enisha Donley's (Loganville, Ga.) late jumper broke a 32-32 tie with about two minutes left in the first half and the Bobcats never looked back. Donley would share the night's scoring lead with junior Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) at 15 points apiece. Three of Keys' points came from the charity stripe to bring her career free-throw total to 216- two shy of the 10th spot on the Georgia College all-time list.
Senior Thresia Elskamp (Potosi, Wis.) had another double-double with 11 points and 13 boards. Elskamp went 4-of-5 from the floor, 1-of-2 from beyond the arc, and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line to go along with a game-high five assists. She also combined with senior Brandi McKinney (Cincinnati) to account for all of the team's nine steals with four. Senior Abby Slocumb (Suwanee, Ga.) added three blocks.
The teams traded points in the early going of the second half until about midway through when Georgia College started their third seven-point run of the night. This time it would result in their first double-digit lead at 59-45.
The Trojans would get within seven points three times in the final three minutes but that was as close as they would get.
Emily Willoughby would lead Anderson and all scorers with 17 points. Nakia Young and Katie Davis added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The Bobcats next host the Stair South Classic with two games this weekend. The Bobcats' first game is Friday against Tuskegee College at 7:30 p.m. following the opening game of the tournament between UNC Pembroke and Limestone College at 5:30 p.m.
The Bobcats resume play Saturday against Limestone at 3:30 p.m. following UNCP and Tuskegee's 1:30 p.m. start.