Lady Canes Surrender to Pembroke 66-48

AMERICUS, GA - The Lady ‘Canes of Georgia Southwestern State University lost another heartbreaker Saturday afternoon to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. It was the last home game of the season for GSW, and the Lady Brave left with a 66-48 victory.

It was a slow start for both teams, as they combined for only 4 points in the first five minutes of the game. The Lady Hurricanes were able to pick up some speed as the game progressed, but not enough to keep up with the Lady Braves as UNC-Pembroke led 32-18 at the half. Although the Lady ‘Canes were only outscored by four points in the second half, they still fell short at the final buzzer.

Krystal Thomas, a sophomore from Valdosta, scored 11 points and pulled down 3 rebounds to lead GSW. Brittany Reynolds also contributed eight points and four rebounds to the effort. Victoria Willis poured in 17 points to pace the Lady Braves while DeNeer Davis scored 12 points and 10 rebounds for the game's only double-double. Natalie Ray also contributed 10 points and five rebounds to UNC-Pembroke's winning effort.

GSW falls to 1-25 for the season and 0-19 in PBC action while UNC-Pembroke improves to 9-16 and 4-14 in conference play. The Lady Canes finish their season Saturday, March 1 at Augusta State University.