(Rome, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern put their 2-2 mark on the line at the Winthrop-King Center Tuesday night with non-region opponent, Cleveland State (TN).

A slow start to open the game left both teams looking for answers early. However, the Lady Cougars would go on a run to build a 14-point lead going into the intermission, 33-19.

In spite of Kiara Parks and Keesha Wise’s 15 points a pop, the Lady Cats would fall to the Lady Cougars, 80-57. Parks would go nine-of-nine from the free-throw line, adding five steals and five assists. Wise would reject three shots on defense.

Cleveland State’s Hannah Brown would also score 15 points in leading the Lady Cougars (2-3) to their second win of the season.

One noticeable absence in the Georgia Northwestern (2-3) line-up was freshman Alyssa Nichelson. The Canton, Georgia product is out with an illness and is listed as questionable for Thursday night’s home game with Oakwood University (AL).

For more information on Lady Cats Basketball at Georgia Northwestern, contact the Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813 or email to dfoley@gntc.edu. Georgia Northwestern has five campuses across Northwest Georgia directly serving nine different counties in the Peach State.


Georgia Northwestern (57) – Kiarra Parks 15, Jones 4, Cole 3, Flaherty, Keesha Wise 15, Smith 3, Price 2, Mostella 7, Person 8.

Cleveland State (80) – Hannah Brown 15, Cierra Anderson 14, Jara Gasper 11, Chelsea Jones 11, Robyn Anthony 10, Taylor 4, Martinez 4, Bonds 3, Nunn 2, Davis, Owens, Freeman 4, Fetzer 2.

Halftime Score: 33-19, Cleveland State