Georgia Northwestern Bobcats Fall In Round 1

Friday, February 22, 2013 - by Don Foley
Bobcats sophomore All-Region and All-District forward Alex Miller (Calhoun, Ga.) rejects a West Georgia Tech shot attempt from Alyja Hennings Friday night in round one of the NJCAA Region XVII Post-Season Tournament hosted by Middle Georgia Tech in Warner-Robins
Bobcats sophomore All-Region and All-District forward Alex Miller (Calhoun, Ga.) rejects a West Georgia Tech shot attempt from Alyja Hennings Friday night in round one of the NJCAA Region XVII Post-Season Tournament hosted by Middle Georgia Tech in Warner-Robins
- photo by Don Foley

Post-season play and the JUCO careers for Georgia Northwestern’s Alex Miller, Bud Todd and Justin Dempsey came to an end in Warner-Robins, Ga., on Friday night as the Bobcats fell to West Georgia Tech in round one of the NJCAA Region XVII Post-Season Tournament, 73-33.

Behind the play of sophomore Golden Knights Victor Wynn and Randazerro Chaney, West Georgia Tech advanced to round two and a noon tip-time on Saturday versus host Middle Georgia Tech.
Miller and freshman Richard Olsen, both from Calhoun, Ga., both led the Bobcats with eight points each in the tournament offering. Red-hot shooting from the Golden Knights in the first half quickly set the tone for the game. West Georgia Tech (15-15, 5-6) would connect on 58-percent of their shots from the field, 50-percent from beyond the three-point line.

Georgia Northwestern (8-19, 0-9) would give up 11 points off of 10 first-half turnovers on the night. Cold-shooting from three-point land would also play a part as the Cats would hit only 17-percent of their outside shots. Overall, the Bobcat shots would not fall from the field as they would only connect on 21-percent of their shots overall.

“I’m very proud of so many components of our team this year,” said Georgia Northwestern Men’s Head Basketball Coach David Stephenson. “We are awfully young and have so much to learn as we head into next season. My sophomores are very special to me and I’m going to miss them. They excelled in the classroom and on the court.”

The winner of the NJCAA Region XVII Tournament earns an automatic bid into the district round of the NJCAA National Basketball Tournament which tips-off in two weeks. The site of the district round will be held March 8-9 at the NJCAA Region 10 champion. All NJCAA Region 10 colleges are located in North Carolina.

Georgia Northwestern is a member of NJCAA Region XVII, the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association, and is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

Georgia Northwestern (73) – Todd 4, Miller 8, Reynolds 5, Ivester 3, Cotton 3, Olsen 8, Johnson, Dempsey, Robinson 2, Jackson.

West Georgia Tech (33) – Victory Wynn 18, Jones 5, Monk 4, Randazerro Chaney 19, Alyja Hennings 11, Walker 6, Perry 6, Moten, Weeks 4.

Halftime Score: 53-20, West Georgia Tech.

Bobcats freshman guard Hunter Ivester (Trion) climbs high for a blocked shot against West Georgia Tech Friday night in round one of the NJCAA Region XVII Post-Season Tournament hosted by Middle Georgia Tech in Warner-Robins
Bobcats freshman guard Hunter Ivester (Trion) climbs high for a blocked shot against West Georgia Tech Friday night in round one of the NJCAA Region XVII Post-Season Tournament hosted by Middle Georgia Tech in Warner-Robins
- Photo2 by Don Foley

District Volleyball Tournament Schedules

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 DISTRICT 5-A AT BOYD-BUCHANAN CSAS vs. Copper Basin, 5:30 Silverdale vs. CGLA, 6:30   DISTRICT 6-A AT LOOKOUT VALLEY Van Buren Co. vs. Lookout Valley, 4:00 Richard Hardy vs. Whitwell, 5:30 South Pittsburg vs. Marion Co., 7:00   DISTRICT 6-AA AT HIXSON Hixson vs. Brainerd, 4:30 Central vs. Howard, 5:30 East ... (click for more)

It's Baylor at McCallie Tonight at 7:30

  It’s Reunion Weekend for both Baylor and McCallie and the usual overflow crowd is expected for the televised football game at McCallie with the opening kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.   Game: Baylor (5-1, 1-1) at McCallie (4-2, 1-1)  ... Spears Stadium Time: 7:30 p.m. TV: WFLI Radio: 105.1 FM Tickets: Sellout Weather: Clear and cool ... (click for more)

County GOP Chairman Says Mayor Berke Should Immediately Resign For Admittedly Using Encrypted Messaging With Top Staff

Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Tony Sanders said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke "should immediately resign after admitting that he and his senior staff employ an encrypted message application that neither records or stores messages sent and received for the purpose of official city of Chattanooga business on a government-owned server." He said he was guilty of "deliberates ... (click for more)

Grohn Says Berke Use Of Encrypted Message Service Was Deliberate Attempt To Avoid Open Records

City Councilman Larry Grohn said F riday  that the use of an encrypted message service by Mayor Andy Berke was a deliberate attempt to avoid the Open Records Act. Councilman Grohn, who is running for mayor, said, " In recent days, there has been one story after another come out concerning how the Mayor and his head staffers have used end-to-end encryption apps ... (click for more)

Who's Investigating The Mayor And His Administration?

Thank you, Tony Sanders, for having the courage to stand up and speak out about the mayor and his current administration using an encryption app for text communications.  Making a public statement against the mayor could not have been easy.  This current administration has shown it can be mean spirited and vindictive.  I applaud your audacity.  As a citizen ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Knobfather & Me

I’ve seen some beautiful things in my life. I’ve eaten dinner inside the Eiffel Tower with the city of Paris all aglitter below. I’ve been sprayed by champagne in the Dallas Cowboys’ dressing room after they won the Super Bowl. I’ve stood both at the top and at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I’ve snorkeled in the Great Exuma islands, learned to snow ski in the Austrian Alps, and ... (click for more)