Bobcats Defensive In 57-45 Win Over Pirates
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia College women's basketball team held the Armstrong Atlantic State University Pirates to just 16 first-half points and 25.5 percent shooting overall in snapping a six-game losing streak with a 57-45 Peach Belt Conference victory on Monday evening at Alumni Arena.
The Bobcats (3-10, 1-3 PBC) also won for the first time in seven tries away from Milledgeville this seaosn while the Pirates (8-5, 3-3 PBC) suffered through its worst shooting performance of the season.
Georgia College scored the first two baskets of the game and stretched that lead out to eight, 15-7, in the game's first 10 minutes of action. Armstrong made just five field goals in the first half as the Bobcats took a 22-16 lead into intermission.
In the second half, the Pirates would cut the lead to four points, 37-33, with 9:55 left on a basket by Demisha Mills, but Georgia College answered with a 12-1 run over the next five minutes to take control of the contest.
"I think we just had a bad game tonight," Armstrong head coach Matt Schmidt said. "Our play from the tip-onward wasn't good. Georgia College played well and they deserved to get the victory. We have to have some consistency in our play from this team. We need to be smarter with the ball and that starts with every player."
Armstrong finished the night hitting just 13-of-51 shots from the floor and making just 1-of-10 three-pointers. Georgia College hit 22-of-52 shots from the floor (42.3 percent).
The Bobcats' Shanteona Keys led four Georgia College players in double figures with a game-high 19 points. Krysta Lewis added 13 points and Mikalyn DeFoor notched 11, with Enisha Donley added 10 points and nine boards off the bench.
Mills led the Pirates with 13 points as the only Armstrong player to reach double figures.
The Pirates return to action on Thursday, January 12th, visiting Columbus State for a 5:30 p.m. Peach Belt Conference contest at the Lumpkin Center.