GNTC Hits Road, Gets Physical With Southern Union

(Wadley, Alabama) – Rome native Joy Hoskins had a breakout game as the Lady Cats continued their brutal non-conference schedule as they played Road Cats and battled the Thundering Herd from Southern Union (AL) Monday night.

Hoskins, a 5-foot-9 freshman for Georgia Northwestern, dropped in 11 points, cleaned the boards for 12 rebounds, swiped four balls, and rejected a Lady Bison shot. Although the Lady Cats appear to be inching closer towards knocking off the larger programs, they’d come up short in Wadley, Alabama losing, 73-56.

Austell, Georgia native Brittany Nash led the Auburn-feeder school with 17 points in the early week contest. The Lady Cats were down 14 at the break. However, lots of hustle on both ends of the court kept Georgia Northwestern close.

Lady Cat co-captain sophomore Mia Morrow had a big night on the road leading the way with 14 points and a trio of steals on the night. Fellow sophomore Jessica Williams would pull down 11 rebounds in the effort. Freshman guard Jasmine Heath dropped in nine points and collected nine boards.

Georgia Northwestern shot 20-of-28 (71%) from the free-throw line in the loss. “We are improving in a lot of key areas,” said Lady Cats Head Basketball Coach Jim Williams. “We are inching ever close to knocking off one of these bigger programs. It’s really prepping us for our region play.”

The Lady Cats and Bobcats open up NJCAA Region XVII play on December 10 at The R.A.C. in Rossville, Georgia. December 10 will be the Cats Country Toy Drive Game. Get into the games December 10 with a donation of one packaged toy.

This Saturday, December 3, the Bobcats take part in the 2nd Annual Bobcat Blowout at The R.A.C. Georgia Northwestern (3-4) take on Johnson University in the main event that day.

However, at 2 p.m., the event kicks-off with Mountain View Christian Academy (AL) taking on Cleveland Christian School (TN). The night cap is Tennessee Christian Prep versus Collegedale CAYA (TN). All four teams are active members of the Southern Christian Athletic Association. The SCAA has eight member schools across Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.

On December 15, the Lady Cats host West Georgia Tech in region play. The game held at the Winthrop-King Centre in Rome will be a special tribute game to the Georgia School for the Deaf. Lady Cat Brittney Daughtry is a graduate of the Cave Spring, Georgia school. Students from the GSD will be on hand for the special event.

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 (56) – Heath 9, Cole 5, Joy Hoskins 11, Mia Morrow 14, Boo McPherson 10, Philpot, Williams 4, Daughtry 3, Philpot.

Southern Union (73) – Person 3, Haggermaker 1, Smith 2, Kiandra Guilford 13, Brittany Nash 17, Lovvorn 4, L. George 6, Weaver 4, Toney 3, J. George 9, Scott 7, Green 4.

Halftime Score – 35-21, Southern Union.