Region XVII Match-Up Versus Southern Crescent

(Rome, TN) – When Southern Crescent Tech rolls into the Winthrop-King Centre in Rome, Georgia Tuesday night, they’ll be battling a pair of Georgia Northwestern hardwood squads in a fight for their first-ever NJCAA Region XVII championships.
However, it will be another fight that all eyes will be on that night.

January 10 is the date for the Second Annual Bobcat “PINK” Games for Georgia Northwestern. The games will be played at Shorter University’s Winthrop-King Centre. The games honoring breast cancer survivors from across Northwest Georgia first were played last season at Floyd County’s Pepperell High School.

“You simply won’t run into anyone anymore who hasn’t had at least one person in their lives impacted by it,” said Georgia Northwestern Women’s Head Basketball Coach Jim Williams. “This is something the team, the coaches, and the college completely support. Watching these women on this team show such passion for something as serious as breast cancer is very overwhelming.”

The Lady Cats will wear pink in honor of those who have been impacted by breast cancer. The “PINK” games will tip-off with the men playing first against the visiting Tigers. Bobcat forward Alex Miller will lead the men into region action. The 6-foot-5 freshman from Gordon Central leads the region in shooting from the field connecting at a 54-percent clip.

The Bobcats (6-7, 0-2) narrowly lost their first two region games before Christmas break. “These teams in the region are all very close in skill level and it’s really anyone’s region to claim,” said Georgia Northwestern Men’s Head Basketball Coach David Stephenson.

The Lady Cats (1-8, 1-1) are settling down into region play after scheduling a non-region schedule before the break that was among the toughest in the southeast. “We purposely played the best two-year programs in the southeast,” said Williams. “As a result, we have made our team a very tough opponent in this region.”

The Lady Cats won their region opener versus Middle Georgia Tech on December 10 by 13, 59-46. Five days later, they would drop a heartbreaker to West Georgia Tech at home. They’d fall 72-71 in overtime.

“We are asking everyone who is battling breast cancer or has someone close that has been affected by it to come out, wear your pink, and show your support,” said Williams. For more information, contact the Georgia Northwestern Office of Sports Information at Georgia Northwestern at 706.764.3813 or at dfoley@gntc.edu.

Georgia Northwestern participates in NJCAA’s Region XVII. GNTC educates over 10,000 students every year and is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.