|PEACH BELT STANDINGS|
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – It was good news and bad for Georgia College Women's Basketball (10-18, 8-14 PBC) Sunday, as the Bobcats lost to Francis Marion University (12-14, 9-13 PBC) 75-64 on Senior Day. Georgia College also clinched a spot in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Playoffs in this weekend's action.
The Bobcats clinched the No. 8-seed and will have the daunting task of heading to PBC Regular-Season Champion University of North Georgia.
In today's action the Bobcats were led by their seniors, as guard Jasmine McSwain (Marietta) poured in 18 points with four steals. Sydney Cleveland (Gainesville) knocked down four threes and finished with 16 points. She added seven rebounds and four assists to the cause.
The Bobcats led just once in the ballgame, when Cleveland knocked down a three on the very first possession. GC was able to tie it on two occasions after that, but was unable to inch any closer.
The difference came at the free-throw line, where FMU was 22-for-34 and the Bobcats managed just 8-for-18. The Patriots also out-rebounded the Bobcats 50-39.
Prior to the game, the Bobcats honored their four-member senior class, as Cleveland, McSwain, Erin Drynan (Chicago, Illinois) and Shay Tarver (Covington) each saw their final action at the Centennial Center.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. taking on No. 1-seed UNG in the PBC Quarterfinals.
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