Bobcat Women’s Basketball Starts PBC Tournament Saturday

The 2017 PBC Basketball Tournament starts Saturday
The 2017 PBC Basketball Tournament starts Saturday

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – With the completion of the women's basketball regular season, the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released the playoff schedule Wednesday night, and Georgia College Women's Basketball (15-11) will look for a measure of revenge Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m., traveling to Lander University (22-6).

The Bobcats took the West Division No. 4-seed, and travel to the East Division No. 1-seed Lander for the third-straight year. Last year was a thriller, with Georgia College digging an early hole, battling back to a miraculous lead with less than four minutes left, only to see the host squad sprint past before the buzzer. Last season finished 80-74 in the Bearcats' favor.

Georgia College will also try and avenge a more-recent Wednesday night loss at Lander, falling 86-52.

The Bobcats have been led all season by junior phenom Alyah McGriff (Suwanee). The forward is 11th in the PBC in scoring at 14.8 points per game, pulling down 8.1 rebounds per contest, good for seventh in the league. Her 49 blocks rank second and shooting percentage of 52.2 is sixth as well.

Sophomore Sydney Cleveland (Gainesville) has provided some increased scoring punch as well, averaging 6.4 points per game, but upping that number nearly a full point in conference contests. She had six double-digit scoring games this year, all coming in PBC games.

Georgia College begins pursuit of its sixth PBC Tournament Championship Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m.

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