Lady ‘Canes comeback bid falls short

Lady ‘Canes comeback bid falls short

Despite shooting 27 percent from the floor in the first half, Georgia Southwestern was able to keep Georgia College & State University within their sights on Wednesday evening at the Storm Dome only to eventually fall 62-58.

GSW connected on one of their first twelve shots, yet only trailed by a point five minutes into the game.  GCSU eventually built a 10 point lead at the eight minute mark (20-10), but the Lady Hurricanes chipped away and went into the break down by three (29-26).

Although Southwestern connected on only 9-of-33 in the first stanza, their defense held the Lady Bobcats to 13-of-43 from floor.

GCSU (10-5, 5-3 PBC) built the lead back to nine with 11:05 left in the game.  However, Southwestern made another charge and trimmed the lead to two on three different occasions, the last being after a Brandi Burris three pointer with 12 seconds remaining.  After a GSW foul, Tiauana Brantley hit two free throws to seal the win.     

Burris led the Lady Hurricanes with 16 points.  Nadirah Gardner added 13 for Southwestern (5-11, 0-9 PBC). Arile Hadley pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.

Brantley finished with 23 points for GCSU.

The Lady ‘Canes look to snap a 10-game losing skid on Saturday at Augusta State. Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m.


PICTURED: Brandi Burris

PHOTO BY: Chris Fenn