Georgia Northwestern Steals Road Win At Bryan, At Reinhardt Thursday

“Sophomore Bobcat captain Hunter Ivester (Trion, GA) led all scorers with 22 in Georgia Northwestern’s road win at Bryan (TN) Monday night.”
“Sophomore Bobcat captain Hunter Ivester (Trion, GA) led all scorers with 22 in Georgia Northwestern’s road win at Bryan (TN) Monday night.”

(Dayton, TN) – Just three games into the 2013-14 season, Georgia Northwestern appears to be heading in the right direction. The Bobcats continued its progress with a 64-63 win at Bryan College JV (TN) Monday night.

After an 8-19 season in 2012-13, the Bobcats possess a 2-1 record over the first ten days of the campaign. In each of those three games, the Cats have held double-digit leads in the second-half. The latest coming Monday night when sophomore Hunter Ivester (Trion, GA) left his mark on Bryan’s Summers Gymnasium.

Ivester, a team captain this season, led his squad to a 12-point lead at the break, 41-29. The 5-foot-10 shooting guard from Trion, Georgia would catch fire early as he would scorch the Lion nets for 15 points in the first half. 70-percent shooting from the field, 75-percent from beyond the three-point arc, led to Ivester’s 22 points in the Bobcat win.

Freshman point guard Rico Mears (Dalton, GA) added 11 points in the road win. Rome, Georgia’s Veshawn Bell added 10 in the match-up. Bryan freshman swingman Christian Haile (Shelbyville, TN) led all Lion scorers with 20 in the loss. Bryan freshmen Caleb Tuck (Dickson, TN) and Bryan Landers (Maryville, TN) added 13 each on the night.

Next up for the Cats will be a trip through the North Georgia mountains to Waleska, Georgia to square-off with Reinhardt University. It will be Georgia Northwestern’s first-ever match-up with the Eagles. Game time is 6:30 p.m. The Lions JV squad will take to the court next when they host Covenant College on November 18.

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.

Georgia Northwestern (64) – Olsen 4, Watkins 4, Rico Mears 11, Harris, Reynolds 2, Powell 5, Hunter Ivester 22, McLin, Veshawn Bell 10, Painter 2, Cochran 2, Stanley 2, Watkins.

Bryan College JV (63) – Caleb Tuck 13, Valentine 2, Christian Haile 20, McClaurin 6, Parton 1, Bagard 2, Clark 6, Bryan Landers 13.

Halftime Score: 41-29, Georgia Northwestern.