Georgia Northwestern Returns To Action January 7
(Lookout Mountain, Georgia) – A put-back in the paint with one second left gave Tennessee Temple a one-point win over Georgia Northwestern Saturday afternoon at the Covenant College Tournament, 75-74.
Crusader forward Douglas Slade grabbed his 17th and most important rebound with just two ticks on the clock to put up the final shot of the game. Slade ended the day with 13 points. A last-second shot from three-quarters court by freshman Bobcat Alex Miller fell short in the non-region game for Georgia Northwestern.
Miller (Gordon Central) scored a season-high 26 points from his post position. The first-year Bobcat also cleaned the glass for 13 boards. Randy Boyd (Chattanooga Hixson) and Ben Patton (Dade) added a baker’s dozen each in the score column.
“We had a lot of easy shot just not fall,” said Georgia Northwestern Men’s Head Basketball Coach David Stephenson. “We were cold from outside and we just didn’t have the shots today.” The Bobcats shot 63-percent from the free-throw line. From beyond the arc, a below par 25-percent draining only four of 16 shots from three-land.
Georgia Northwestern (6-7, 0-2) will resume NJCAA Region XVII play on January 7 in Carrollton, Georgia against region rival, West Georgia Tech. For more information on Bobcat Athletics, call the Georgia Northwestern Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Northwestern (74) – Randy Boyd 13, Woods 6, Ben Patton 13, Alex Miller 26, Bud Todd 12, Towns 2, Hill, Jr. 2, Dempsey, Chitwood.
Tennessee Temple (75) – Hope 9, Douglas Slade 13, Rocer Golden-White 10, Antwaun Ruise 14, Freeman 8, Cox 7, Mitar, Richards 9, Corbin 5.
Halftime Score: 41-40, Georgia Northwestern