Cats Battle Central Georgia In Breast Cancer Games

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - by Don Foley

A trio of three-pointers and a 21-point night for Bobcat sophomore co-captain Kyle Wilson (Armuchee) helped GNTC keep things close against Central Georgia Tech on Tuesday in the college’s Breast Cancer Awareness event. However, Cougar freshman point guard would lead Central Georgia scoring with 20 points en route to a 66-50 win over the Bobcats.

It was seven-point game at the break, 27-20. Georgia Northwestern Head Men’s Basketball Coach David Stephenson told his Cats in the locker room they had two things they needed to do well in the second half to knock off the Georgia junior college power. “Guys, we have to have patience and good shot selection,” said Stephenson behind closed doors.

Early on, the Bobcats did just that cutting the game to four points just five minutes into the second stanza. But a tear by the visiting Cougars helped the road team quickly raise the scoreboard to a double-digit lead.

“We played these guys before the Christmas break and today it’s a different story,” said Stephenson. It was Nov. 13 in Rossville when the Cats offered up their 13-man roster in a home game versus Central Georgia. After 40 minutes of play, Central Georgia went home with a 28-point win.

After the break, Georgia Northwestern showcases the self-titled, “Magnificent Seven.” Only carrying seven players on the roster, the Bobcats faced that same Central Georgia (10-11) quad once again Tuesday. However this time, it was only a 16-point loss. “We’ve shown incredible improvement,” said Stephenson.

GNTC shot below 50-percent from the charity strip dropping in only seven of their 17 free-throw attempts. Bobcat forwards Ty Bonds (Southeast Whitfield) and Jesse Moore (Dade County) pulled down nine and eight rebounds each.

Beginning Friday night, Georgia Northwestern (3-13, 0-8) will play three games in five days versus Southern Crescent Tech, Clayton State, and Hiwassee College. Emory-Oxford College will wrap up the Georgia Northwestern regular season on Feb. 19. The TCSGAA post-season conference tournament will take place March 4-5 at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga.

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In the opening game of the night, the Lady Cats (4-6, 4-3) were trying to improve on a 52-point loss on the road to Central Georgia Tech in Macon last November. And that’s what they did.

The Lady Cougars did not take home a road win for Central Georgia Tech. However, the final was 74-39 - quite an improvement over the 88-35 drumming the Lady Cougars dished out in November in Macon.

Ariel Wynter led all scorers with 14 in the 35-point win for the Lady Cougars. Mia Morrow (Rome) and Kayci McGee (Cedartown) led all scoring for Georgia Northwestern with eight apiece.

Before the game, a silent auction was held for a special breast cancer awareness basketball which was signed by all the members of the men and women Georgia Northwestern varsity basketball teams. Some of the proceeds have been dedicated to help The Breast Center at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga.

The Lady Cats wrap up their regular season this weekend against Southern Crescent Tech in Griffin, Ga.

“This has been an incredible first year” said Georgia Northwestern Lady Cats Head Coach Jim Williams about the new student-athlete program at GNTC. Both the Bobcats and Lady Cats will qualify for the TCSGAA post-season tournament on March 4-5 at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga.

For more information on the Lady Cats and Bobcats Basketball programs at Georgia Northwestern or any student-athlete project at Georgia Northwestern, you can contact the Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813 or email to Georgia Northwestern is Northwest Georgia’s largest college with more than 6,700 students across four campuses and online.

Women’s Box Score
Georgia Northwestern Lady Cats (39) – Day 3, Morrow 8, Crosby 7, Philpot 2, Watts 7, McGee 8, Williams 4,
Central Georgia Lady Cougars (74) – S. Harris 2, B. Harris 6, Moore 5, Davis 4, David 3, Yashica Smith 10, Rhodes 5, DeFoor 6, Ariel Wynter 14, Allen 7, Hammond 2, Jasmine Randall 10.
Halftime Score: 45-15, Central Georgia.

Men’s Box Score
Georgia Northwestern Bobcats (50) – Kyle Wilson 21, Jackson 2, Woods 4, Moore 5, Bonds 5, Patton 6, Ware 7
Central Georgia Cougars (66) - Josh Peters 20, Thurman 7, Miller, Derry Thorpe 10, Khodadoost, Washington, Rouse 6, Adrian Butler 17, Davis 6, Lashley, Broussard, Moore, Quarterman.
Halftime Score: 27-20, Central Georgia.

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