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Miller, Boyd throw in 42 in the paint

(Lookout Mountain, Georgia) – What was a one point game at the break Tuesday night at Covenant College turned into 94-feet of defense in the second half as Georgia Northwestern pressed the Scots JV into double-digit turnovers and a six point loss, 69-63.
“We also put in some new offenses we just started and used a pair of new presses that seemed to work well,” said Georgia Northwestern Head Men’s Basketball Coach David Stephenson. “This roster brings a lot to the table, top to bottom. Fresh legs and role players all the way down the bench make this team what it is.”
The Bobcats (5-4) let their freshman forwards run wild as Alex Miller (Gordon Central) and Randy Boyd (Chattanooga Hixson) lead all scoring with 22 and 20 points, respectively. Freshman Ray Hill, Jr. (Cliffwood, NJ) also added 11 points on the night.
Just four days from the start of their first run in NJCAA’s Region XVII, Stephenson got some unwanted news involving freshman standout Fernando Lemus, Jr. (Model). An ACL tear suffered during a road game to Crown College (TN) in November will sideline the freshman standout for six months. “We’ll be working with NJCAA to see what kind of stipulations exist to possibly keep this year of eligibility for him instead of losing it,” said Stephenson.
Sophomore sharpshooter Ben Patton (Dade) had his slowest production of the season with only four points. However, the long-range specialist managed to drain his only bomb of the night at the 6:40 mark of the second half giving the Cats the lead for good.
Scots freshman Matt Brunjes and sophomore Cameron Lewis led Covenant with 14 points each in the loss.
“Coming up here and playing on their court is tough and we wanted to use our size and force the issue inside tonight,” said Stephenson. “We switched some things up to help us control the tempo as we prepare for our region play that begins Saturday.”
Middle Georgia Tech from Warner-Robins, Georgia visits The R.A.C. (Rossville Athletic Complex) on Saturday to pit their Titans against the Bobcats at 4 p.m. The Lady Cats will be on hand at 2 p.m. to open their region play against the visiting Lady Titans. Both games are Stocking Full of Love games. Get free admission with one unopened toy for the North Georgia Christmas charity coordinated by the Walker County Sheriff’s Department.
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

Georgia Northwestern (69) – Boyd 20, Towns 2, Woods 4, Hill 11, Dempsey 3, Patton 4, Miller 22, Todd, Chitwood 4.

Covenant (63) – Leihart 6, Brunjes 14, Ziegler 2, Dovan 6, Hampton 2, Lewis 14, Harrington 6, Hlland 13.

Halftime Score – 29-28, Georgia Northwestern

Lady Cats Make Early Run On
Alabama JUCO Power
McPherson Named Player Of The Week In Georgia JUCO

(Boaz, Alabama) – Lady Cats Joy Hoskins and Mia Morrow combined for 26 points Monday night in the first of two tough road games this week before starting region play on Saturday.
A 15-5 run over the host Lady Parsons halfway through the first half made it a 19-16 lead for Georgia Northwestern. But a strong closing to the half gave Snead State a 49-23 advantage at the intermission.
In spite of strong effort by the road cats at Snead State in Boaz, Alabama Monday night, Georgia Northwestern would fall, 79-41. They Lady Cats (0-5) will have one more huge JUCO test in Alabama as they head to Gadsden State to take on the Lady Cardinals on Thursday. The Lady Cats open their NJCAA Region XVII schedule on Saturday versus Middle Georgia Tech in Rossville, Georgia at 2 p.m.
Helping lead the charge into the 2011-12 conference schedule is Chastity “Boo” McPherson. The Rockmart, Georgia native was named the NJCAA Region XVII Player of the Week for her 20-point performance last Saturday against four-year college Johnson University.
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

Georgia Northwestern (41) – Heath 6, Cole, Joy Hoskins 14, Mia Morrow 12, McPherson 2, Philpot 2, Williams 4, Daughtry 1.

Snead State (79) – A. Poole 13, D. Ham 14, K. Williams 10, A. Smith 4, L. Salshoud-Den 4, D. Elston 5, A. Smith 4, A. Thomas 4, H. Irvine 5, B. Bothwell 10, Johnson 4.

Halftime Score – 49-23, Snead State