Cats Country Falls To Two-Year Powerhouse

(Rome, Georgia) – Freshman Lady Cat Jasmine Heath connected from beyond the arc five times in route to her team-high 24 points in a tough season opening loss to the two-year powerhouse Snead State, 81-59.

The Lady Parsons held a 23-point lead going into the intermission. However, Georgia Northwestern (0-1) controlled the tempo of the second half coming out incredibly physical and outscored the visiting Lady Parsons 36-35 in the last twenty minutes at the Winthrop-King Center in Rome, Georgia.

Lady Cats Head Women’s Basketball Coach Jim Williams and his squad will not get any breaks in this non-conference side of their schedule. “We’ve got to improve on several things right now. Have to work on the basics,” said Williams. “Boxing out, getting back on defense, all those things are important. And we could’ve out run that team. But we didn’t. We got lazy.”

The young legs straight out of high school bring a lot to the Lady Cats stamina. “We have speed. Simple as that,” said Williams. “We’ll find ways to make it work for us before our next game in Tennessee.”

They get ten days to regroup and hit the road to Bradley County, Tennessee to battle another NJCAA power in Cleveland State as the Lady Cougars host the Lady Cats at 6 p.m. on November 15 in the confines of L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium. The Bobcats (1-0) will battle the Cougars at 8 p.m. that same night.

Making a very physical presence was sophomore Jessica Williams. The Cherry Log, Georgia native turned it on in the second half taking control of the paint for Georgia Northwestern. “We have a lot of kids with a ton of potential,” said Williams.

For more information on the Bobcats and Lady Cats Basketball programs at Georgia Northwestern, you can contact the Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813 or email to dfoley@gntc.edu.

Georgia Northwestern (59) – Jasmine Heath 24, Daughtry 2, Cole 2, Joy Hoskins 12, Morrow 4, McPherson 8, Philpot 3, McGee 4, Williams

Snead State (81) – Haggins 6, S. Swaby 15, Poole 6, Ham 6, Dupree 3, Williams 7, L. Stanley 17, Smith, Harris, Elston 9, Smith 1, Thomas 4, Irvine, Bothwell 5.

Halftime Score – 46-23, Snead State.