Georgia Northwestern Hits Tar Heel State For Non-Region Date Bobcats; Lady Cats Face Big Mid-Week Match-Ups

Sunday, December 08, 2013 - by Don Foley

(Swannanoa, NC) - Georgia Northwestern's LaDarius Watkins (Chattanooga) led the way in a tough road trip this weekend as the Cats looked to steal one away from NCAA program Warren Wilson College. However,  it would be the Owls' Timmy Johnson (Wilkesboro, N.C.) who would lead all scoring with 31 points and help the home-standing Owls claim a win over the visiting Bobcats, 71-61.

Head Coach David Stephenson, now in his seventh year at the helm of Bobcats basketball, would see his squad down by 14 at the intermission, 31-17. They had managed to cut the gap in the second half, but not enough to overtake the home team as Warren Wilson would escape with the non-conference win.

Rashad Ali, a Chicago native, would rack up a double-double in the effort. The 6-foot-6 senior scored a dozen points and pulled down a dozen boards for the Owls (6-8). For the Cats (3-4), it would be the freshman standout Watkins who would make his mark on the road. The 6-foot-4 Watkins would score 12 points and claim 11 rebounds in Georgia Northwestern's road loss in the confines of Warren Wilson College's DeVries Gymnasium.

The Bobcats will return home to face off with Masten Prep out of Atlanta on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. tip-off at the Rossville Athletic Complex (R.A.C.) The game will also serve as the team's last Toy Drive Game of the Christmas season. For each new toy you bring to donate, you will receive one free admission to Tuesday night's game. Toys raised by Georgia Northwestern will go towards the Stocking Full of Love effort which gives toys to families in need for gifts during the holidays.

Men's Box Score

Georgia Northwestern (61) - Olsen 6, Devin Watkins 10, Reynolds 5, Ivester 1, LaDarius Watkins 12, Mears 6, Harris 5, Powell 6, McLin, Bell 3, Cochran 2, Stanley 5.

Warren Wilson (NC) (71) - Rashad Ali 12, Johnson 4, Justin Gonyea 15, Triplett 9, Timmy Johnson 31, Dillard, Hay, Radonjic.

Halftime Score: 31-17, Warren Wilson.

After earning their first win of the season over Warren Wilson on Nov. 14, the Lady Cats were excited about the prospects of another win when they hit the road for the Tar Heel State on Friday night. However, it would be Gordon Lee High School alum Lilvia Bradbury who would do the damage to keep the Lady Cats out of the win column this weekend.

Bradbury, a 6-foot- sophomore for the Lady Owls, would lead all scorers with 28 points in the non-conference match-up. Warren Wilson (7-3) would lead by 11 at the break over the Lady Cats. Georgia Northwestern's Alyssa Nichelson (Canton, Ga.) would attempt to keep the Cats close. Nichelson, a sophomore NJCAA All-Region First-Teamer, would clean out the nets at DeVries Gymnasium for a team-leading 16 points, as well as dishing out three assists, and grabbing three steals.

Georgia Northwestern freshmen Alisha Bridges (Calhoun, Ga.) and Charron Woodley (Rome, Ga.) helped huge in the road effort as they would score 10 and 14 points, respectively. The first-year duo would also combine for 15 boards in the tough road loss.

The Lady Cats (2-8) face a huge test Wednesday night as NJCAA Division I program Cleveland State rolls into the Winthrop-King Centre in Rome for a 7 p.m. tip-off.

Women's Box Score

Georgia Northwestern (59) - Parks 8, Alisha Bridges 10, Alyssa Nichelson 16, Charron Woodley 14, Hall 4, Jones 7, Flaherty, Smith.

Warren Wilson (NC) (79) - Scherer 8, Ashford 6, Dani Henderson 13, Jacina Hall 13, Lilvia Bradbury 28, Oglesby 2, Isaiah 3, Blandin, Miler 6, O'Brien, Ackerman.

Halftime Score: 41-30, Warren Wilson.

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