GC Women’s Basketball Holds off Albany State 77-67, Continues Win Streak

Senior guard Jasmine McSwain
Senior guard Jasmine McSwain

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -  Georgia College Women's Basketball (4-5) squared off against Albany State University (3-7) on Saturday in a 77-67 win for the Bobcats who have won three straight, and four out of their last five games.

The first quarter became a game of runs with the Bobcats starting out on a 7-0 run and the Golden Rams responding with an 11-2 streak of their own. Georgia College struggled early to break down the Albany 2-3 zone, but found its rhythm and ended the game with their highest point total of the season. The Bobcats were led by Jasmine McSwain (Marietta) with a career-high 21 points. McSwain has now scored in double figures in seven straight contests.

Erin Drynan (Chicago, Illinois) added 17 points and seven rebounds while also locking down the paint with four blocks. Georgia College trailed by three after the first quarter, but outscored the Golden Rams by 22 over second and third quarters to take a 19-point lead into the final frame. Sadie Cleveland (Gainesville) played a big role in the Bobcats' success during the second quarter as she added eight points off the bench including two three pointers.

Albany State made the game interesting in the fourth quarter, cutting the deficit to just five points with three minutes to play, but big baskets from McSwain and Drynan stopped the slide for the Bobcats and secured the win.

Georgia College was lights out from beyond the arc today shooting 8-for-16 (.500) from outside. Where the Bobcats really stood out today was their unselfishness, tallying 21 assists on 30 field goals compared to ASU's 10 assists on 26 field goals. Saturday was an incredibly efficient game for the Bobcats, shooting 60 percent from the field.

With the win, the Bobcats sweep the season series against the Golden Rams after beating them 62-51 in Albany in November.

Georgia College returns to conference play at home Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 3:30 p.m. against USC Aiken.

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