GSW Women’s Basketball Team picked to finish fourth in PBC Preseason Poll
Published 6:06 pm Thursday, November 4, 2021
From Staff Reports
AUGUSTA – The Peach Belt Conference has announced the 2021-22 women’s basketball season preview containing both the preseason coaches poll and preseason All-Conference team.
The Lady Canes were picked fourth in the conference the program’s highest preseason ranking in program history. The Hurricanes are coming off a 9-6 season going 7-4 in the Peach Belt last year. Last season was the first winning season for the program since 2014-2015. In their third year under Coach Justin Payne the Lady Canes look to continue that improvement this season.
Lander was voted the preseason favorite by the league’s coaches with eight first-place votes and 79 total points. The Bearcats were PBC regular-season champions a year ago and won the NCAA South Region.
Clayton State was third in the coaches voting with Georgia Southwestern in fourth and Augusta rounding out the top five.
Coaches were not permitted to rank their own teams.
Rank Team Points
- Lander (7 first place votes) 79
- North Georgia (3 first place votes) 75
- Clayton State 62
- Georgia Southwestern 51
- Augusta 50
t6. Columbus State 40
t6. Flagler 40
- USC Aiken 22
- Young Harris 21
- Georgia College 10