“Sophomore Bobcat Bud Todd (Trion) drives for the trim in Georgia Northwestern’s region opener versus Middle Georgia Tech Saturday in Rossville, Georgia.”
“Freshman Bobcat Jasmine Heath leaps through the air for a bucket in Georgia Northwestern’s region opener versus Middle Georgia Tech Saturday in Rossville, Georgia.”

West Georgia Tech Visits Thursday

(The R.A.C., Rossville, GA) – Last week’s NJCAA Region XVII Player of the Week Boo McPherson led the way again for the Lady Cats with 14 points in Georgia Northwestern’s region debut. The Cats roll at the R.A.C., 59-46.

The Lady Cats (1-6, 1-0) were all tied up with the Middle Georgia Tech Lady Titans going into the intermission 23-all.

However, Georgia Northwestern would put up 39 in the last stanza to seal the deal. Freshman Jasmine Heath and Sophomore Jessica Williams both popped in 10 each in the win. Williams also led all players with 17 boards on the day.

Georgia Northwestern will host another NJCAA Region XVII rival in the Lady Golden Knights of West Georgia Tech on Thursday evening at the Winthrop-King Centre at Shorter University at 7 p.m. All Georgia Northwestern employees and students get into all student-athlete activities free of charge with i.d.

For more information on Lady Cats Athletics, you may contact the Georgia Northwestern Office of Sports Information at dfoley@gntc.edu or by calling 706-764-3813.

Georgia Northwestern (59) – Jasmine Heath 10, Daughtry 2, Cole 5, Hoskins 9, Morrow 3, Boo McPherson 14, Philpot 6, Jessica Williams 10.

Middle Georgia (46) – Sherrie Peden 16, Brown 5, Dwight 8, Bloodsaw 2, Gander, Jasmin Randall 15.

Halftime Score: 23-23, Tied.

Cats Region Opener A Middle Georgia Dog Fight
Region Play Underway in NJCAA

(The R.A.C., Rossville, GA) – Trailing by as many as 16 points in their region opener, the Bobcats would pull within one shot of the visiting Titans, but would come no further. However, it was the play of Jeffery Gulley and his 19 points that put West Georgia Tech over the people, 68-64.

Bobcat shooting guard Ben Patton (Dade) shot a monstrous six-of-11 three-point-shots in the NJCAA Region XVII season opener. The sophomore gunslinger would lead all scorers with 26 points on the day.

Down seven at the break, Georgia Northwestern (5-6, 0-1) would stay close to the visiting Titans but never hold a second-half lead. Middle Georgia Tech (7-8, 1-0). The most troublesome stat was turnovers. The Bobcats turned over the ball a shocking 28 times in the loss.

Georgia Northwestern shot 75-percent from the free-throw line and 35-percent from behind the arc for three-point attempts. The Bobcats will be in action again Tuesday night at The R.A.C., Rossville Athletic Complex, to host the West Georgia Tech Golden Knights. Game time is 6 p.m.

Cats Country will close out their 2011 side of the schedule with a two-day tournament at Covenant College which begins Friday night and runs into Saturday. For more information on Bobcats Athletics at Georgia Northwestern, email to dfoley@gntc.edu or call 706.764.3813.

Georgia Northwestern (64) – Boyd 4, Woods 7, Alex Miller 15, Chitwood , Towns, Hill, Jr., 2, Dempsey 2, Patton 26, Todd 8.

Middle Georgia (68) – Smith 4, Jauarus Mallard 11, Dempster 5, Dess Culpepper 10, Little 7, Jeffery Gulley 19, Danzy 2, Jackson 8, Braynt 2.

Halftime Score: 39-32, Middle Georgia