Georgia Northwestern Women
Face Division I Central Georgia

Lady Cats Prepare For Chattahoochee Tech

 (Macon, Georgia) – After falling by one point to Division III rival West Georgia Tech in the season opener just one week ago, Georgia Northwestern really stepped up the competition Saturday taking on Division I  powerhouse, Central Georgia Tech on the road in Macon, Georgia. Speedy guards and physical play in the paint would help the Lady Cougars improve to 1-1 with an 88-35 win over the Lady Cats.

“We had good looks at the basket and they simply wouldn’t fall,” said Jim Williams, Georgia Northwestern Women’s Head Coach. “This Macon squad was bigger and faster. We definitely saw college basketball at a whole new level today. But, our women stayed in there and fought. We’re proud of them.”

One bright note for the Division III Lady Cats (0-2) was their improvement at the free throw line. After shooting 18-of-44 in the season opener, GNTC shot 54-percent from the charity strip Saturday dropping 7-of-13.  “Everything they threw up went in. We couldn’t buy a basket,” said Robbie Nash, Georgia Northwestern Women’s Assistant Head Coach. The Lady Cats were held to 20-percent shooting from the field on the day.

Kayci McGee (Cedartown) led the Lady Cats on the scoreboard with ten points, also cleaning the boards for seven rebounds. Fellow Cedartown alum Shakenda Stallings swiped a pair of steals, dished a pair of assists, and added five points from the point. Lady Cougar guards Ahsha Allen and Yashica Smith led the scoring effort for Central Georgia (1-1) with 14 points apiece.

“We are taking this as a learning experience and taking it into our Division III play as the season rolls along,” said Nash. Next up for Georgia Northwestern is a double dip with the men’s team as they both travel to Marietta, Georgia on Friday to face Chattahoochee Tech.  This is Georgia Northwestern’s first year competing in varsity collegiate women’s basketball.

For more information on the Georgia Northwestern Lady Cats Basketball program, contact the Office of Sports Information at 706-764-3813 or email to Georgia Northwestern is the largest college in Northwest Georgia with more than 6,700 students enrolled across four campuses and online.

Georgia Northwestern (35) – Day 5, McDaniel 2, Stallings 5, Allmon 2, Crosby 4, Kayci

McGee 10, Watts 3, Williams 2, Philpot 2.

Central Georgia (88) – Hammond 9, Randall 4, Moore 7, Destiny David 11, Yashica Smith 14, Davis 5, Ahsha Allan 14, Rhodes 8, Smith 7, DeFoor 6, Harris 3.

Halftime score – 47-8, Central Georgia

Cedartown HS, Ga alum Kayci McGee led all GNTC scorers with ten points in the road match-up.