CENTRAL, S.C. - Though the Southern Wesleyan women's basketball team led by three at the half, Georgia College proved to be too much offensively as the Bobcats prevailed 71-52 in the fourth and final game of the Conference Carolinas/Peach Belt Challenge in Tysinger Gymasium on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors fall to 0-2 on the young season and the Bobcats improve to 1-1 overall.
Aneysa Williams led the Warriors in scoring with 14 points, a career high for the freshman. The native of Lawrenceville, Ga. also tallied five rebounds and was 6-6 from the free throw line. Brooke Strickland and Gabrielle Bates followed with eight points apiece while Abigail Welch and Tomi Sanchez both finished with six. Chelsie Waters (4), Shelby Gilbert (4) and Shawndre' Young (3) also contributed offensively.
The second half proved to be the difference. The Bobcats shot 47.1% from the field in the half while the Warriors shot just 20%. The Bobcats outshot the Warriors 24-6 in the final quarter. Southern Wesleyan, however, finished an impressive 83% from the free throw line (20-24) 22% better than Georgia College.
After opening the season with two home games, John Davis' team heads on the road for the next two contests. The Warriors play at S.C. State Thursday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 20 at Bob Jones at 5:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 for SWU home basketball games. Children under 12 are free, as are SWU students and faculty with an ID.