Four Double-Digit Scorers Boost Bobcats to Win over Belmont Abbey, 94-54

Four Double-Digit Scorers Boost Bobcats to Win over Belmont Abbey, 94-54

Sean Montgomery, Sports Information Student Assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's basketball team (8-1) picked up its eighth win in a row Saturday in a 40-point victory over Belmont Abbey College (3-4) in the Centennial Center.

The Bobcat offense was explosive and efficient, scoring 94 points as four players scored in double figures while the team shot 50 percent (40-80) from the field.

The last time the point total was reached came during a 94-42 victory against Allen University in 2011, tying it for the most since a 107-97 defeat against Lander University in 2008.

Kadesha Gibbs (Claremont, North Carolina), LaRice Walker (Franklin) and Alyah McGriff (Suwanee) all surpassed the 20-point mark, while Lindsey Reed (Stockbridge) added in 10 of her own.

Gibbs rained in a career-high 24 points and snagged nine rebounds. The senior was effective from all areas of the floor as she sunk a three-pointer, made three free throws and hit 10 shots from the field.

Junior guard Walker helped run the offense to perfection, scoring a career-high 23 points and dishing out five assists while having just one turnover in 27 minutes on the court.

The five total turnovers for Georgia College was the fewest in school history, erasing the mark of seven set on two separate occasions: Dec. 30, 2004 against Columbia College and most recently Feb. 13, 2008 against then-Armstrong Atlantic State University.   

McGriff also set a career-high for points scored and secured her first career double-double. The six-foot forward controlled the paint, scoring 20 points on 67 percent (10-15) shooting while snatching 10 rebounds off the glass.

Reed gave Georgia College excellent minutes off of the bench, scoring 10 points and gathering five rebounds. The guard hit two three-pointers in the game to increase her total to six on the season.

The team controlled the game from start to finish.  The defense set the tone early, allowing the Bobcats to jump out to a 33-11 lead after the first quarter. They held Belmont Abbey to just 29.1 percent (16-55) shooting on the game and forced 18 turnovers.

With the dominant performance, Georgia College picks up its eighth victory in a row and moves to 8-1 on the season. They will look to take their ninth straight as they open up Peach Belt Conference (PBC) action hosting USC Aiken Saturday, Dec. 16 in the Centennial Center.

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