Bobcat Women’s Hoops Tops Francis Marion, 62-55

Senior forward Erin Drynan
Senior forward Erin Drynan
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

FLORENCE, S.C. – Powered by a second-half surge, the Georgia College Women's Basketball team (7-11, 5-7 PBC) won at Francis Marion University (8-9, 5-8 PBC) 62-55 Saturday.

Senior Erin Drynan (Chicago, Illinois) had a near double-double with 18 points and nine boards, while classmate Sydney Cleveland (Gainesville, Georgia) posted 16 points and eight rebounds.

Sophomore Keyonna Wesley (Pearson, Georgia) poured in 11 points with four assists, her fourth double-digit scoring game. Classmate Christen Copeland (Gainesville, Georgia) turned in a career-best performance, posting personal highs in points with 11 and steals with six.

The Bobcats found the halftime horn trailing the Patriots 32-27. A 13-7 third quarter followed by a 22-16 fourth frame put the Bobcats in front. Cleveland and Copeland came alive in the fourth, Copeland scoring nine points and Cleveland eight.

The Bobcats got their first lead of the second half at the 4:09 mark of the third quarter. Copeland snagged a steal and eventually turned that into a layup off a pass from Wesley. Georgia College took the lead for good with 57 seconds left in the third, when Cleveland knocked down a three-pointer.

The GC Women dominated points in the paint, 40-12 and had a 13-5 advantage in points off the bench.

Drynan added two blocks tonight, giving the senior 111 in her Georgia College career. She passed Alyah McGriff (2018) into third in school history tonight. Up next is Abby Slocumb (2014) at 112.

The Bobcats are back in action Monday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m., traveling to Young Harris College (3-16, 1-12 PBC). The Mountain Lions most recently lost at USC Aiken today 71-57.

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