“Sophomore Jessica Williams forces her way into the lane Thursday night for two of her 12 points in the NJCAA Region XVII match-up with West Georgia Tech.”

Barnburner Closes Out First Half of NJCAA play for GNTC

(Winthrop-King Center, Rome, GA) – A second overtime game in 2011 for the Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats saw them head into the extra period 62-all with West Georgia Tech Thursday night.

Lady Golden Knight Jasmine Grant only scored eight on the game, but it was the four-of-four shooting from the free-throw line in OT which helped give the road team the win, 72-71.

Freshman Lady Bobcat Joy Hoskins (Rome) led Georgia Northwestern with 17 points. Sophomore Mia Morrow (Rome) followed up with 14 in the home loss. Four late trips to the free-throw line late in regulation all came up empty as the Lady Cats went 0-4 from the charity stripe in the final minutes. An Emily Cole (Adairsville) shot from the corner would fall short for a chance at a Georgia Northwestern home win.

Georgia Northwestern (1-7, 1-1) is now off until January 5 when Women’s Head Basketball Coach Jim Williams will take his team to Gallatin, Tennessee to take on Volunteer State. NJCAA Region XVII play resumes two days later when the Lady Cats travel to Carrollton, Georgia for a rematch with West Georgia Tech.

For more information on Bobcat Athletics at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, contact the Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813 or e-mail to dfoley@gntc.edu.

Georgia Northwestern (71) – Daughtry, Cole 5, Joy Hoskins 17, Mia Morrow 14, Chastity McPherson 11, Kelsie Philpot 11, Jessica Williams 12, Reed 1.
West Georgia Tech (72) – Cherish Evans 22, Ebonie Harris 26, Grant 8, Dickerson 5, Kemi Ashimi 11,

Halftime Score: 36-24, Georgia Northwestern.