Falcons Tame Bobcats, 61-47
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The University of Montevallo women's basketball team (8-11, 3-7 PBC) picked up a key Peach Belt Conference victory on the road at Georgia College and State University (4-15, 2-8 PBC), 61-47. The Falcons led almost the entire way using a balanced attack. UM had three scorers in double-figures and all eight Falcons who stepped on the court scored at least one point. Freshman Taylor Beverly (Brandon, Miss./Northwest Rankin) led the way with 18 points and five rebounds while hitting 8-of-9 from the free throw line. Junior Zena Nasiloski (Hammond, Ind./Northeast C.C.) added a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. She also led the team in steals with four and tied for the lead in assists with three. Senior Tiffany McClure (Montgomery, Ala./Tallahassee C.C.) rounded out the double-digit scorers with 14 points, three rebounds and three assists.
The Falcons shot 41.1 percent from the field and did not have a three-pointer all game. UM was equally impressive at the free throw line hitting 83.3 percent. The Bobcats shot 38.6 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from three-point range. They struggled from the charity stripe hitting just 60.0 percent.
UM used a strong defensive effort to force 21 GCSU turnovers and picking up 13 steals.
The Falcons opened the game with six-straight points on the opening three possessions. GCSU responded with six-straight of their own and tied the game with 14:28 to play. A few possessions later the Falcons used a 7-0 run to take a 15-8 lead and they never looked bake in the first half as they slowly increased their lead to 29-16 at the halftime break.
The Bobcats were able to pull within five-points of the Falcons midway through the second half but UM responded 10-2 run to open the game back up. UM eventually ended the game with a 61-47 victory.
The Falcons will return to action this Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m. as they host Peach Belt Conference rival and defending National Champions #5 Clayton State University.