MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Georgia College (4-17, 2-10 PBC) lost against No. 5 Clayton State (21-2, 11-1 PBC) on Tuesday evening, 81-56.
The first half did not begin in the ‘Cats favor, as the Lakers went on a 14-0 run over the first four-plus minutes. The Bobcats quickly cut it to 16-10, aided by two Krysta Lewis threes. That was the closest GC would get the rest of the game, trailing 35-21 at the break.
The second half was a seesaw battle with both teams shooting well over 50 percent. Shanteona Keys exploded for 16 points in the second half, shooting 5-7 (71 percent). Her efforts, however, would not be enough for the Bobcats.
Lewis finished the game with 14 points, shooting 4-8 (50 percent) from three. She also added four boards, three blocks, two assists and two steals. Keys finished with a game-high 22 points on 7-17 (47 percent) from the field and dishing out four assists. Enisha Donley finished with a game-high nine rebounds, adding four points and three assists.
The Bobcats lost the rebound battle 34-30 and the turnover war 27-16. The Bobcats shot 42 percent (21-49) from the floor and 6-16 (.375) from deep. The Lakers finished the game shooting 31-65 (47 percent) from the field and 10-12 (83 percent) from the charity stripe. Kayla Mobley recorded a team-high 19 points, adding seven boards and three steals.