GREENWOOD, S.C. – In the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament Quarterfinals, the West No. 4-seed Georgia College women's basketball team (15-12) got four double-digit scorers en route to a 72-67 win over East No. 1-seed Lander University (23-6) Saturday night.
The win moves Georgia College into the semifinal round, set to face West No. 2-seed University of North Georgia, who beat East No. 3-seed Armstrong State University today. The Bobcats and UNG will square off Saturday, March 7 at a time and site to be determined by Sunday's quarterfinal action.
Senior Enisha Donley (Loganville, Georgia) led all scorers with 19 points, adding a game-high nine rebounds as well. Junior Mckenna Rushton (Gainesville, Georgia) provided a huge spark as one of just two reserves to pay in the contest, netting a career-high 15 points, including 4-for-5 from long range. The forward was busy on the boards as well with four rebounds.
Sophomore guard LaRice Walker (Franklin, Georgia) managed the game well, scoring 14 points, adding six assists to just three turnovers. Walker helped ice the game, hitting three of her four free-throw attempts in the final 21 seconds. Senior Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Georgia) came on strong in the second half to finish with 12 points and six boards, shooting 5-for-9 from the floor.
The Bobcats overcame 50 percent (25-50) shooting from Lander with aggressive defense, causing 21 turnovers while allowing just 12 themselves. Every Bobcat that touched the floor reached the scoring column.
Ty'Hesha Reynolds and Breshay Johnson shared the Lander team lead with 16 points each, Reynolds adding a game-best eight assists and Johnson pulling in eight rebounds.
The win moves Bobcat head coach Maurice Smith to 6-1 in PBC Tournament play all-time.