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(Knoxville, TN) – Ringing up more triples than a cashier at Wendy’s, sophomore Bobcat Ben Patton shattered a Georgia Northwestern record for three-pointers Friday night in a road win over Johnson University, 83-78.

While the host squad was hot all across the floor dropping treys at an above-par 48-percent clip, the sophomore sniper from Trenton, Georgia would set a Bobcat record with nine-of-11 shooting from behind the arc as part of his 33 points on the night. He set the previous program record last year with six three-pointers in a game.

The former Dade County standout also set his college record for most points in a half with 27 in the second half Friday night. The original record was set two years ago by Kyle Wilson with 25 in one half versus Freewill Baptist (TN). Wilson is now a junior on the Berry College Men’s Basketball Roster.

Georgia Northwestern (7-10, 0-5) sophomore point guard Matt Woods tied the college record for steals in a game with five. It’s a record he originally set last year against Southern Crescent Tech. Add to that defensive effort a monster block in the paint with little three minutes remaining in the game and Woods had one of his best showings of 2011-12.

Johnson University guards Tyler Griffin, Nick King, and Depew Chase went a combined eight-of-14 from three-point land. However, the hot streak from long-range would subside for Johnson University in the second half as Georgia Northwestern’s Patton would go seven-of-nine from outside in the final twenty minutes.

A week-long home stand at The R.A.C. (Rossville Athletic Complex) kicks-off for the Bobcats on Tuesday as they host Clayton State at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Georgia Northwestern hosts Macon State in a tribute game. At halftime of that game, GNTC will honor the college’s first-ever men’s basketball program and the five-year anniversary of their inaugural season.

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Lady Cats Fall At The Buzzer In Instant Classic

In the opener at Johnson University, freshman Lady Cat Emily Cole (Adairsville) had her best game of the season with 10 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and a pair of steals in the non-region contest in Knoxville Friday night. It would be the 18 points of Johnson University’s Ashley Rawls though that would set the pace for a one-point win over the Cats, 58-57.

Sophomore forward Jessica Williams dropped in 13 points and cleaned the boards for 11 rebounds in the road loss. Down three at the half, the Lady Cats would fight to gain a lead in the final ten minutes. However, foul trouble would force the road team to play with only four players for the final four minutes of the game.

Georgia Northwestern (2-13, 2-3) would fight to hold on to the lead until the final three seconds when a backdoor pass gave Johnson a lay-up to take the lead for good. The Lady Cats are off until January 31 when they will host Cleveland State (TN) on January 31 at the Winthrop-King Centre on the campus of Shorter University.

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.

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Men’s Box Score
Georgia Northwestern (83) – Miller 8, Brandon Pratt 14, Woods 4, Ben Patton 33, Bud Todd 14, Towns, Hill, Jr. 8, Dempsey 2.

Johnson University (78) – Cebastiano Louis 14, Depew Chase 14, Gibson, Nick King 17, Tyler Griffin 22, Bowen, Jr. 4, Noe, Friedman 7.

Halftime: 40-35, Johnson University.

 

Women’s Box Score

Georgia Northwestern (57) – Emily Cole 10, Morrow 9, Kenisha Watkins 12, Philpot 7, Jessica Williams 13, McGee 6.

Johnson University (58) – Givens 4, Lankford 7, Ashley Rawls 18,  McGuirk 8, Chelsea Simbeck 12, Fales 5, Alley 4, Forsythe.

Halftime Score:  27-24, Johnson University.

 

 

Cats Road Win Showcases Record-Setting Night by Patton  
Lady Cats Fall At The Buzzer In Instant Classic

Cutline: “Dade County, Georgia product Ben Patton set the Georgia Northwestern record for most three-pointers in a game Friday night in a road match-up at Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee.”

 

(Knoxville, TN) – Ringing up more triples than a cashier at Wendy’s, sophomore Bobcat Ben Patton shattered a Georgia Northwestern record for three-pointers Friday night in a road win over Johnson University, 83-78.

While the host squad was hot all across the floor dropping treys at an above-par 48-percent clip, the sophomore sniper from Trenton, Georgia would set a Bobcat record with nine-of-11 shooting from behind the arc as part of his 33 points on the night. He set the previous program record last year with six three-pointers in a game.

The former Dade County standout also set his college record for most points in a half with 27 in the second half Friday night. The original record was set two years ago by Kyle Wilson with 25 in one half versus Freewill Baptist (TN). Wilson is now a junior on the Berry College Men’s Basketball Roster.

Georgia Northwestern (7-10, 0-5) sophomore point guard Matt Woods tied the college record for steals in a game with five. It’s a record he originally set last year against Southern Crescent Tech. Add to that defensive effort a monster block in the paint with little three minutes remaining in the game and Woods had one of his best showings of 2011-12.

Johnson University guards Tyler Griffin, Nick King, and Depew Chase went a combined eight-of-14 from three-point land. However, the hot streak from long-range would subside for Johnson University in the second half as Georgia Northwestern’s Patton would go seven-of-nine from outside in the final twenty minutes.

A week-long home stand at The R.A.C. (Rossville Athletic Complex) kicks-off for the Bobcats on Tuesday as they host Clayton State at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Georgia Northwestern hosts Macon State in a tribute game. At halftime of that game, GNTC will honor the college’s first-ever men’s basketball program and the five-year anniversary of their inaugural season.

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In the opener at Johnson University, freshman Lady Cat Emily Cole (Adairsville) had her best game of the season with 10 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and a pair of steals in the non-region contest in Knoxville Friday night. It would be the 18 points of Johnson University’s Ashley Rawls though that would set the pace for a one-point win over the Cats, 58-57.

Sophomore forward Jessica Williams dropped in 13 points and cleaned the boards for 11 rebounds in the road loss. Down three at the half, the Lady Cats would fight to gain a lead in the final ten minutes. However, foul trouble would force the road team to play with only four players for the final four minutes of the game.

Georgia Northwestern (2-13, 2-3) would fight to hold on to the lead until the final three seconds when a backdoor pass gave Johnson a lay-up to take the lead for good. The Lady Cats are off until January 31 when they will host Cleveland State (TN) on January 31 at the Winthrop-King Centre on the campus of Shorter University.

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.

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Men’s Box Score
Georgia Northwestern (83) – Miller 8, Brandon Pratt 14, Woods 4, Ben Patton 33, Bud Todd 14, Towns, Hill, Jr. 8, Dempsey 2.

Johnson University (78) – Cebastiano Louis 14, Depew Chase 14, Gibson, Nick King 17, Tyler Griffin 22, Bowen, Jr. 4, Noe, Friedman 7.

Halftime: 40-35, Johnson University.

 

Women’s Box Score

Georgia Northwestern (57) – Emily Cole 10, Morrow 9, Kenisha Watkins 12, Philpot 7, Jessica Williams 13, McGee 6.

Johnson University (58) – Givens 4, Lankford 7, Ashley Rawls 18,  McGuirk 8, Chelsea Simbeck 12, Fales 5, Alley 4, Forsythe.

Halftime Score:  27-24, Johnson University.