Lady Cats Fall At Toccoa, Prep For Prince George

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - by Don Foley
Sophomore NJCAA All-Region First Team honoree Alyssa Nichelson (Creekview HS, Ga.) led the way Tuesday night with 23 points at Toccoa Falls College
Sophomore NJCAA All-Region First Team honoree Alyssa Nichelson (Creekview HS, Ga.) led the way Tuesday night with 23 points at Toccoa Falls College

Even with a season-high output from Lady Cats NJCAA All-Region forward Alyssa Nichelson, Georgia Northwestern could not close a double-digit gap on the road Tuesday as host Toccoa Falls stole the win, 66-55.

Nichelson (Creekview HS, GA) would pull in 23 points, 11 rebounds, and five steals in the non-region loss for the Lady Cats. Fellow All-Region first-teamer Kiarra Parks (Pepperell HS, GA) added 12 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and five steals on the night.

The big presence for the Lady Eagles (5-8) was 6-footer Esther Shady. The junior from Kendern, Germany would clean the home glass for twenty boards and reject six shots. Shady would also drop in 11 points and grab three steals in the effort. Senior Kim Crapse (Savannah, Ga) added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the winning effort.

Georgia Northwestern (3-14) now has five days to prepare for Prince George’s (MD) to arrive in Rome, Georgia for a match-up at the Winthrop-King Centre. Game time is 2 p.m.

The Lady Cats have six regular-season games remaining between now and the NJCAA Region XVII Tournament at Emory-Oxford in Oxford, Georgia. For information on all Georgia Northwestern intercollegiate athletic programs, check out, or e-mail the Athletics Department at

Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.

Georgia Northwestern (55) – Kiarra Parks 12, Alyssa Nichelson 23, Woodley 2, Hall 7, Smith 9, Flaherty, Johnson 2.

Toccoa Falls (66) – Calloway 6, Arnold 8, Morris 5, Kim Crapse 14, Esther Shady 11, Bechtold 6, Cassidy Lang 10, Edmundson 2, Wiegand 4.

Halftime Score: 35-21, Toccoa Falls.

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