Fulmore fills it up in 76-68 win over Georgia College

Fulmore fills it up in 76-68 win over Georgia College

FLORENCE, SC – Junior forward Shaunice Fulmore scored 28 points and Francis Marion University used a 23-4 run to close the second quarter en route to a 76-68 Senior Day win over Georgia College, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 24) in Peach Belt Conference women's basketball action.

FMU finishes the regular season at 16-11 overall and 13-9 in PBC play.  The Patriots will be the sixth seed in next week's conference tournament and will play at third-seeded Columbus State University on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.  FMU swept both regular-season meetings from the Cougars.

Fulmore connected on 10-of-21 field goal attempts and was a perfect 7-of-7 at the free throw line.  She also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots.  During the contest, she passed Danielle Moore (2002-06) for 15th position on the Patriot career scoring list with 1,352 points.

Senior guard Khai Chandler scored 15 points and recorded seven rebounds in her final home appearance, while junior point guard Alliyah Gillespie came off the bench and scored a season-high 12 points, including 3-of-4 shooting from behind the three-point arc.

FMU sophomore 6-2 center Tatyana McClaney scored eight points, blocked three shots, and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.

Junior guard Shay Tarver came off the Bobcat bench to score a game-high 33 points on 13-of-22 shooting.  Georgia College (17-11, 14-8) will be the fifth seed in the PBC Tournament.

Francis Marion jumped out to a 15-6 lead as sophomore guard Abigail Bullock scored five points, but Georgia College closed the margin to 15-12 by the end of the first quarter.

The Patriots trailed 22-18 with 6:05 left before halftime, but outscored the Bobcats 23-4 to take a 41-26 advantage at intermission.  Fulmore contributed 10 points to the run and Gillespie six on a pair of triples.  FMU shot 56.3 percent during the second period, including four three-point makes.

The lead expanded to as many as 23 points at 53-30 following a jumper in the paint by Chandler with 4:22 left in the third period.  The margin was still 20 at 59-39 at the end of the third quarter.

A basket by Fulmore to start the final period put the margin at 22, but Georgia College gradually trimmed the deficit down. A pair of free throws by Erin Drynan with 2:37 remaining brought the Bobcats to within 67-61.  However a fast-break basket by Chandler and a pair of free throws from senior forward Kristin Tines pushed the lead back to double digits (71-61) entering the final two minutes.

FMU forced 22 Georgia College turnovers and led 28-19 in points-off-turnovers.

The Patriots shot 39.4 percent for the game, including 6-of-18 from behind the three-point arc, and made 18-of-27 free throws.  Georgia College finished at 40.3 percent from the floor, including 2-of-9 from long range, and was 16-of-20 at the foul line.

In addition to Chandler and Tines, the Patriots recognized seniors Victoria Dye (injured), Briana Burgins (injured) , and Keanua Williams (sick) prior to tip-off.

 

 

2-24-18 1:30 pm at Florence, SC (Smith University Center)
FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY 76, GEORGIA COLLEGE 68
GEORGIA COLLEGE (17-11 , 14-8 PBC)
Tarver,Shay 13-22 5-6 33; Wright,Ta'Asia 4-12 2-2 10; Drynan,Erin 2-9 5-5 9;
McGriff,Alyah 3-7 1-3 7; Cleveland,Sadie 1-3 2-2 4; Wesley,Keyonna 1-3 1-2
3; Davis,Brianna 1-3 0-0 2; Storms,Kenyatta 0-1 0-0 0; Copeland,Christen 0-0
0-0 0; Adaway,Dail 0-1 0-0 0; Cleveland,Sydney 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-62 16-20 68.
FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (16-11 , 13-9 PBC)
Shaunice Fulmore 10-21 7-7 28; Khai Chandler 6-18 2-4 15; Alliyah Gillespie
3-5 3-4 12; Tatyana McClaney 2-6 4-8 8; Kristin Tines 2-3 2-4 6; Abigail
Bullock 2-11 0-0 5; Briana White 1-1 0-0 2; Lauryn Bush 0-0 0-0 0; Khamele
Manning 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-66 18-27 76.
Georgia College...............   12   14   13   29  -   68
Francis Marion University...  15   26   18   17  -   76
3-point goals--Georgia College 2-9 (Tarver,Shay 2-4; Cleveland,Sadie 0-2;
Wesley,Keyonna 0-1; Davis,Brianna 0-1; Storms,Kenyatta 0-1), Francis Marion
University 6-18 (Alliyah Gillespie 3-4; Khai Chandler 1-6; Abigail Bullock
1-5; Shaunice Fulmore 1-3). Fouled out--Georgia College-Drynan,Erin;
Storms,Kenyatta; Cleveland,Sadie, Francis Marion University-None.
Rebounds--Georgia College 40 (Drynan,Erin 14), Francis Marion University 36
(Tatyana McClaney 9). Assists--Georgia College 11 (Drynan,Erin 4), Francis
Marion University 16 (Abigail Bullock 3; Briana White 3). Total
fouls--Georgia College 27, Francis Marion University 19. Technical
fouls--Georgia College-None, Francis Marion University-None. A-875
Charges Drawn: Tines