Georgia Northwestern Falls On Road Saturday
Bobcats Prepare For Chattahoochee Tech Friday

(Macon, Georgia) –Georgia Northwestern Head Men’s Basketball Coach David Stephenson’s Bobcats got as close as a dozen in the second half against Division I NJCAA opponent Central Georgia Saturday but would fall on the road, 91-63. Freshman Steven Hughley, a graduate of Chattanooga-Brainerd, would ring up 17 points as the sixth man for the Cats as Georgia Northwestern dropped its second straight game.

Bobcat co-captain sophomore Kyle Wilson (Armuchee) would also rack up 17 points to help lead the way in the GNTC road loss. The Bobcats (1-2, 0-1) play their next conference game in Marietta, Georgia Friday night as they square off with Chattahoochee Tech.

Cougar standout sophomore Shun Thurmond led all scorers with 30 on the day. Down 16 at the half, Stephenson’s crew kept things respectable for most of the game before bench play would see the game open up to a 28-point win for Central Georgia (1-2).  Only six Bobcats would score in the road contest Saturday.

“We learned a lot about our team today,” said Stephenson. “Playing a scholarship school like Central Georgia is a great measuring stick for our guys. We quickly have to take everything we’ve learned this past two weeks and get ready for conference play Friday night.”

For more information on the Bobcats Men’s Basketball program at Georgia Northwestern or any student-athlete project at Georgia Northwestern, you can contact the Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813 or email to dfoley@gntc.edu.  Georgia Northwestern is Northwest Georgia’s largest college with more than 6,700 students across four campuses and online.

Georgia Northwestern (63) – Jackson, Kyle Wilson 17, Woods, Chattin, Moore 7, Printup 2, Patton 5, Seth Davenport 15, Steven Hughley 17, Ware, Bonds.

Central Georgia (91) – Miller, Rouse 5, Shun Thurmond 30, Josh Peters 15, Derry Thorpe 17, Butler 4, Washington 2, Davis 8, Moore 2, Broussard 4, Quarterman 4, Lashley.

Halftime score: 52-36, Central Georgia

Chattanooga-Brainerd alum Steven Hughley shared the scoring lead in the effort dropping in 17 from his sixth-man role on the Bobcats bench.