Cats Road Trip Hits Detour At Middle Georgia

“Seven” Hustles, Falls Short On Scoreboard

Sunday, February 06, 2011 - by Don Foley

Fort Valley, Georgia –- Freshman guard Treas Jackson (Heritage-Catoosa) tried to pace things for the road warrior Bobcats at Middle Georgia Saturday night. However, his dozen points and four swipes would not be enough as Georgia Northwestern would fall short to the Titans at Fort Valley Georgia’s Woodward Gymnasium, 75-54.

Titans’ Markese Carter led the way in the win with 16 points. Bobcat sophomore co-captain Kyle Wilson (Armuchee) top the GNTC scoring column with 14 points on the night. Freshmen Matt Woods (Dade County) and Steven Ware (Heritage-Catoosa) both cleaned the glass for 11 points a pop.

Georgia Northwestern is carrying a roster of only seven players for the stretch run as they head towards the TCSGAA post-season tournament hosted at Tennessee Temple University in March. “I’ve started calling them the Magnificent Seven,” said Georgia Northwestern Men’s Head Basketball Coach David Stephenson. “They are really coming together as a team.”

“Shots just weren’t falling for us at all tonight,” said Stephenson. “With a seven-man roster, everything has to click to have a chance. We simply couldn’t get easy baskets to drop.” The Bobcats shot a well-below average 28-percent from the field at Middle Georgia.

Down 15 at the half, the Bobcats (3-12, 0-7) couldn’t overcome the deficit in the second stanza as they would fall by 21. Middle Georgia topped the Cats at home at The R.A.C., Rossville Athletic Complex, just three weeks ago by eight, 75-67.

Next up for the Bobcats will be a Breast Cancer Awareness benefit game versus Central Georgia Tech at Pepperell High School in Lindale, Georgia. Both the Bobcats and Lady Cats will play in the event. Lady Cats tip-off at 6 p.m, the Bobcats will get things going at 8 p.m. A portion of ticket sales, along with proceeds from an auction, will go to The Breast Center at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia.

“Central Georgia is a really good team,” said Stephenson. “It’ll be great to see just how much our team of seven has grown since they played three months ago in Macon.” Central Georgia Tech bested the Bobcats in Macon, 91-63, on November 13.

For more information on the Bobcats or Lady Cats athletic programs, contact the Georgia Northwestern

Office of Sports Information at 706-764-3813 or e-mail to dfoley@gntc.edu. As Northwest Georgia’s

largest college, Georgia Northwestern educates nearly 10,000 students every year.

Georgia Northwestern (54) – Kyle Wilson 14, Jesse Moore 10, Treas Jackson 12, Bonds 6, Ware 5, Woods 4, Patten 3.

Middle Georgia (75) – C. Sanders 16, Feemster 6, Williams 5, Bradshaw 2, Whitehead 2, Murphy 8, M. Carter 16, J. Keyhea 13, Jackson 7.

Halftime Score – 37-22, Middle Georgia


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