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Lady Cats Douse Lady Flames
GNTC Sophomore Play Paces
JUCO Post-Season Qualifier

(The R.A.C., Rossville, Georgia) – Leadership reigned at The R.A.C. Thursday night as sophomore Lady Cats Mia Morrow, Kayci McGee, and Jessica Williams opened up their games and found their rhythm at just the right time versus Nashville’s Freewill Baptist.

With their first trip to the NJCAA post-season a little over two weeks away, Georgia Northwestern wrapped up their 2011-12 regular season with a non-region win over the Lady Flames, 75-27.

Morrow (Rome) led the way 23 points, 10 assists and a trio of swipes. Williams (Pepperell) left her mark in the scorebook with 14 points, four steals, and three rejections in the non-region win. Fellow forward McGee (Cedartown) also cleaned the home nets for 14 points and pulled down seven boards.

“Our sophomores stepped up and really showed some muscle and hustle today,” said Georgia Northwestern Women’s Head Basketball Coach Jim Williams. “We have a lot of work to do if want to even have a shot at anything in the post-season. We are just proud to be a part of it.”

Although the Bobcats (4-14, 3-3) had one of the toughest non-region schedules among JUCO programs in the country this season, their region performance earns them a birth into the NJCAA Region XVII Qualifier in Oxford, Georgia on February 25. The region tournament winner will go on to the District Qualifier. The site for that round is still up in the air.

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Bobcats Kick-Off Three-Game Home Stand With Freewill
JUCO Post-Season Qualifiers Fall At Home

Cutline: “Sophomore Bud Todd (Trion) draws stiff defense at home as he hoists up a shot as part of his 11 points Thursday night.”

 

(The R.A.C., Rossville, Georgia) – After exchanging leads more than a dozen times in the first half, the Cats were optimistic going into the break down only three. But thanks in part to the play of Silverdale Baptist alum and Chattanooga-native Chris Davenport, Freewill managed to pull away and steal a road win from Georgia Northwestern, 80-68.

Davenport led the way for the Freewill attack with 23 points under the lights of The R.A.C. (Rossville Athletic Complex).

Freshman Cat forward Alex Miller (Gordon Central) led the home squad with 16 points and a dozen rebounds. Setting the tone for most of the first half was sophomore point guard Matt Woods. The two-year starter was impressive in his court presence finding lanes at will as the Cats (7-16, 0-6) stayed in the hunt throughout the first stanza. Woods (Dade) racked up 13 points, dished off five assists, and swiped the ball three times.

Cats sophomore sniper Ben Patton (Dade) came locked and loaded as he opened fire for a quartet of treys in the non-region match-up with the visiting Flames. Patton would end the night with 14 points. Bud Todd (Trion) also dropped in 11 points in the effort.

“We are three weeks from our region tournament and we have a lot to think about as a team between now and then,” said Georgia Northwestern Men’s Head Basketball Coach David Stephenson. The fifth-year Bobcat coach will be honored at Saturday’s home game versus JUCO region power, Emory-Oxford. At halftime, Stephenson will be honored for his 25 years of coaching basketball to student-athletes across the Tennessee Valley.

Former players, coaches, families, friends, and administrators are invited to come take part in the special game and ceremony to be held at The R.A.C., Rossville Athletic Complex. The game tips-off at 2 p.m. with the honor to be present at the intermission.

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.

 

Men’s Box Score
Georgia Northwestern Bobcats (68) – Pratt 3, Towns 2, Matt Woods 13, Hill, Jr. 5, Dempsey 2, Ben Patton 14, Alex Miller16, Bud Todd 11.

Freewill Baptist Flames (80) – Manning 4, Grayson, Kendred Sides 11, Chris Davenport 23, Nelson, Landers 13, Foster, Steven Terrell 23, Stox, Truett 5.

Halftime: 39-36, Freewill Baptist

Women’s Box Score
Georgia Northwestern Lady Cats (75) – Daughtry, Cole 3, Kayci McGee 14, Mia Morrow 23, Kenisha Watkins 10, Philpot 9, Jessica Williams 14.

Freewill Baptist Lady Flames (27) – Loni Walser 13, Bell, Burns 2, Riggs, Jaclyn Martin 11, Petty 1.

Halftime: 35-15, Georgia Northwestern