MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia — The Georgia College & State University Lady Bobcats were handed their first loss of the season Saturday in the championship game of the Horton Homes Tournament at the Centennial Center.
GC&SU (5-1) fell 84-78 to Presbyterian College (6-4) as the Blue Hose win the tournament for the second straight year over the Lady Bobcats.
GC&SU used an early 13-2 run to build an eleven point lead five minutes into the first half, but the Blue Hose rallied to take a short lead late in the first half on Billie Haskins’ three pointer. GC&SU went into the locker
room at halftime with a 38-37 lead.
A tight game in the second half, PC used a 9-0 run to build a 70-59 advantage with 6:49 to play. The Lady Bobcats chipped away to cut the deficit down to one point at 77-76 with 1:27 to play, but the Blue Hose would not surrender the lead. PC’s Tracy Woody hit seven out of eight free throws with under a minute to play to ice the game. Woody finished with 24 points and was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player. Rachel Sloan led
PC with 28 points and was also named to the All-Tournament team along with teammate Katie Davis. GC&SU was led by Shemika Turner who posted a career
high 23 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. Betsy Foy added 19 points, while Beth Heyer also reached double figures
with 13 points. Foy and Turner were named to the All-Tournament team for GC&SU.
PC shot 50% (30-60) from the floor for the game, including a blistering 55% (17-31) in the second half.
GC&SU travels to Albany State University on Thursday.