MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College Women's Basketball (2-4) and head coach Ross Jolly picked up a win in the Bobcats' home opener Monday, getting a measure of revenge on Albany State University (1-6) with a 57-51 effort.
The Bobcats got 11 points each from senior Dail Adaway (Tifton) and junior Keyonna Wesley (Pearson). Adaway chipped in nine rebounds and three blocks to fill the boxscore. Junior Kenyatta Storms (Alpharetta) added 10 points, five boards and five assists with three steals.
The Bobcats trailed 16-8 at the end of the first quarter, but scratched and clawed back into it, taking the lead for the first time mid-way through the second quarter. The teams traded buckets from there and reached the halftime horn knotted up 23-23.
More back-and-forth play came for the length of the third quarter, as a pair of Harper Vick (Marietta) free-throws gave GC a 39-37 advantage heading into the fourth. Ciera Norman gave ASU a lead with 2:16 left on a lay-in from the right side, but Wesley answered with a three-point dagger to take the lead back 50-49. Vick finished with nine points.
The Bobcats were good on free throws down the stretch, going 5-for-6 from the line for the final minute of play to seal the win, evening the season series after falling at ASU Nov. 20.
GC overcame some shooting woes of 28 percent (18-64) from the floor by causing 21 turnovers and out-rebounding the Rams 12-6 on the offensive glass.
The Bobcats have now won each of their last three and have won six of their last seven home openers.
The Bobcats are back in action Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m., playing host to the University of West Alabama.
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