Lady Cats Stop Slide, Douse Flames At R.A.C.

Monday, January 27, 2014 - by Don Foley
Sophomore sharpshooter Sierra Smith (Armuchee HS, GA) led all Lady Cats with 14 points in Georgia Northwestern’s win Saturday in Rossville
Sophomore sharpshooter Sierra Smith (Armuchee HS, GA) led all Lady Cats with 14 points in Georgia Northwestern’s win Saturday in Rossville

Sophomore shooting guard Sierra Smith (Armuchee HS, GA) dropped in 14 points Saturday in Georgia Northwestern’s first win of the new year in besting Welch College (TN), 64-58.

Smith was three-of-seven from the three-point line and five-of-11 from the field in the non-region victory for the Lady Bobcats (4-15). Freshman Charron Woodley (Model HS, GA) made her presence felt, as well, with 13 points, eight rebounds, and three steals against the Lady Flames at the Rossville Athletic Complex (R.A.C.) in Rossville, Georgia.

Georgia Northwestern has one more non-region game this Saturday at home against Johnson University (TN). The Lady Royals handed the Lady Cats a 36-point road loss on December 14, 110-74. In a road heavy schedule this season, the Lady Cats are 1-11 away from the friendly confines of the Winthrop-King Centre. However, Saturday’s 2 p.m. tip-off is at home where Georgia Northwestern holds a 3-4 mark.

As their region’s two-time defending champion, the Lady Cats have their work cut out for them as they close out the regular season with back-to-back games against the nation’s 10-th ranked NJCAA Division III program in West Georgia Tech.

The Lady Golden Knights are 14-7 on the season, winners of their last six games. West Georgia Tech has defeated eight NJCAA Division I programs this season. For information on all Georgia Northwestern intercollegiate athletic programs, check out BobcatsCountry.com, or e-mail the Athletics Department at dstephenson@gntc.edu.

Georgia Northwestern (64) – Kiarra Parks 12, Alyssa Nichelson 13, Charron Woodley 13, Brecia Hall 10, Sierra Smith 14, Johnson 2.

Welch College (58) – Ashton Johnson 20, Thrasher 2, Leslie Nichols 12, Frady 3, Burns, Strickland, Melvin 3, Amy Pickett 18.

Halftime Score: 37-29, Georgia Northwestern.


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