Bobcat Women’s Basketball Drops Opener to Emmanuel, 73-55

Bobcat Women’s Basketball Drops Opener to Emmanuel, 73-55

CENTRAL, S.C. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (0-1) started the season with a 73-55 loss against Emmanuel College (1-0) Friday at the Peach Belt Conference/Conference Carolinas Challenge, hosted by Southern Wesleyan University.

The Bobcats had three players in double-figure scoring, led by guard Lindsey Reed (Stockbridge, Georgia) with 14 points. Reed hit 3-for-6 from long range and 3-for-4 from the free-throw line. She was flanked by 13 points and five boards from Kadesha Gibbs (Claremont, North Carolina), a Bobcat-career high in scoring for the senior junior college transfer. Rounding out the double-digit scorers was LaRice Walker (Franklin, Georgia) at 10 points and four boards. Eight of the 10 Bobcats to play contributed points.

The Bobcats had trouble shooting on a tough Lion defense, hitting 33 percent from the floor (18-55) compared to 46 percent (27-59) from Emmanuel. The Lions were led by 16 points and 13 rebounds from Elise Coberly. Georgia College kept things close by taking better care of the ball, winning the turnover battle 19-15.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. against host SWU.

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