It’s Pink Out Day at Georgia Northwestern! Check out the GNTC’ers who decked themselves out in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness!!!! Be sure to watch for the BCA Games at Georgia Northwestern coming this January!!!
Georgia Northwestern Fight To Wire In “Pink” Games
(Winthrop-King Center, Rome, GA) – After erasing a 16-point deficit in the second half, Georgia Northwestern captain Matt Woods would cap things off with a basket and bonus in the final minute of play to knot things up at 58-all. The rally would force the first overtime game of the season for the Cats in this NJCAA Region XVII match-up with Southern Crescent Tech Tuesday.
The lead would change five times in the extra five minutes of play. Down three with four seconds remaining, newly activated freshman Bobcat Brandon Pratt would race the ball the length of the court and fire an outlet pass to leading scorer Alex Miller who launched a three-pointer at the buzzer. The stab at the rim would fall just shy of its mark. The visiting Tigers escaped with the win, 70-67.
Miller (Gordon Central) led the Bobcats with 19 points, 13 rebounds, three steals, and a pair of blocks. Southern Crescent (3-13, 1-1) guard Noel Vladimir would lead the Southern Crescent charge with 21 points on the night.
GNTC (6-9, 0-4) travels across the Peach State to Warner-Robbins to battle Middle Georgia Tech. This is a rematch of closely fought game held at The R.A.C. before Christmas break. The Titans escaped the Cats Den with a four-point win in round one.
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In the nightcap, the Lady Cats were the headliner on “Pink” night at the Winthrop-King Centre. Georgia Northwestern would jump out to an early lead they’d never relinquish as they’d polish off Southern Crescent Tech by seven, 52-45.
GNTC (2-9, 2-2) would led by sophomore forward Jessica Williams who would drop in 13 points, clean the glass for 13 boards, and make a trio of swipes against the visiting Lady Tigers. Fellow sophomore forward Kelsie Philpot had a breakout night as she led the way with 15 points in the win.
Tiger shooting guard NeNe McDonell would lead the losing effort with 19 points. With the Lady Cats at .500 in Region XVII, they continue to improve their seeding for the post-season region tournament February 24-25. The Lady Cats will take on Middle Georgia Tech on Saturday, as well. They won their first round with the Lady Titans at The R.A.C. by a baker’s dozen, 59-46.
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Men’s Box Score
Georgia Northwestern Bobcats (67) – Brandon Pratt 11, Towns, Woods 9, Hill, Jr. 2, Dempsey 8, Ben Patton 12, Alex Miller 19, Todd 6.
Southern Crescent Tigers (70) – Noel Vladimir 21, Ricky Byrd 14, Tarver 3, Rueben Hardy 19, Smith 3, Little 7, McKibben 1, Ayeul 2, Jackson, Stocks.
Halftime Score: 30-21, Southern Crescent.
Women’s Box Score
Georgia Northwestern Lady Cats (52) – Cole 2, Morrow 7, Kelsie Philpot 15, Jessica Williams 13, Kayci McGee 8, Watkins 7.
Southern Crescent Lady Tigers (45) – Shay Williams 18, Cook 4, Coggins, Rouseau 4, Mare, NeNe McDonell 19.
Halftime Score: 24-17, Georgia Northwestern.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.