Georgia Northwestern Defeats Covenant, 64-41

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - by Scott Herpst

The Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats snapped a three-game losing streak in a big way on Monday as they traveled to the top of Lookout Mountain and handed the Covenant College junior varsity squad a 64-41 defeat.

It was a monster night for freshman sharpshooter Abby Dalton. The Gordon Lee High School product drained five 3-pointers, all in the second half, and finished with 30 points, setting her own career high. It is the highest-scoring game by a Lady Bobcat since the program moved its base to Rossville five years ago.

Georgia Northwestern held a slim 29-27 lead at halftime, but held the Lady Scots to just 14 total points in the second half as they picked up their third consecutive win over the Covenant JV team, dating back to last season.

Jerriale Jackson added nine points and pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds, while Gracen Hobbs also had nine points to go with six boards. Katelyn O'Toole had six points and six rebounds and Tori Harvey finished with four points, three assists, three steals and 10 rebounds.

Destiny Willbanks and Mia Clark had three points each, while Hannah Carr grabbed one rebound.

The Georgia Northwestern men will host Covenant's JV team on Thursday night at the Rossville Athletic Center and both the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats will be in action this weekend.

The Lady Bobcats will take on Oakwood University out of Huntsville, Ala. in the first round of the Lady Bobcat Holiday Bash. That game begins at 3 p.m. on Friday. The second game in the tournament will tip off at 8 and pit Southeastern Baptist College from Laurel, Miss. against Trinity Baptist College of Jacksonville, Fla.

On Saturday, the Georgia Northwestern men will face Southeastern Baptist at 3:30 before the final two games of the women's tournament. The third-place game will begin at 5:30, followed by the championship game at 7:30.

Tickets for all Georgia Northwestern home games are $5 for adults and $3 for students, while children 12 and under are free.

Georgia Northwestern's athletic department will also be holding its annual Toy Drive this weekend. Free admission will be given to any spectator who brings in a new, unwrapped toy to the game.

For more information on all Georgia Northwestern athletics, log on to www.bobcatscountry.com.



Dalton State's Cranney Named SSAC's Emil S. Liston Scholarship Award Winner

Dalton State's Allmond Named SSAC's Male A.O. Duer Male Scholarship Award Winner

Covenant Finalizes Athletic Training Staff


Dalton State (Ga.) men's basketball player Sean Cranney has been named the SSAC's Emil S. Liston Scholarship Award winner. Dalton State Men's Basketball Coach Alex Ireland said, "On the ... (click for more)

Dalton State golfer Sport Allmond has been named the SSAC's male A.O. Duer Scholarship Award winner. Dalton State Men's Golf Coach Ben Rickett said, "Sport has always worked extremely hard ... (click for more)

The Covenant athletic training staff has been finalized for the 2019-20 academic year, as director of athletics Dr. Tim Sceggel announced the hiring of Ryan Clark as head athletic trainer and ... (click for more)


Sports

Dalton State's Cranney Named SSAC's Emil S. Liston Scholarship Award Winner

Dalton State (Ga.) men's basketball player Sean Cranney has been named the SSAC's Emil S. Liston Scholarship Award winner. Dalton State Men's Basketball Coach Alex Ireland said, "On the court, Sean is a true point guard and an extension of his coaches. Despite battling consistent knee and back injuries last season, Sean was able to lead the SSAC in assists at 4.84 assists per ... (click for more)

Dalton State's Allmond Named SSAC's Male A.O. Duer Male Scholarship Award Winner

Dalton State golfer Sport Allmond has been named the SSAC's male A.O. Duer Scholarship Award winner. Dalton State Men's Golf Coach Ben Rickett said, "Sport has always worked extremely hard at everything that he has done, but that doesn't guarantee being successful. This showed his character at the end of his sophomore year where he didn't make the team for the national championship ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Latest County School Budget Cuts Most Student Fees, Adds Literacy Aides; Across-The-Board Increase Stays At 2.5%

County School officials on Thursday presented a revised budget that eliminates most school fees and adds 10 literacy aides. The employee pay increase remains at 2.5 percent - short of the five percent that was included in the initial budget requiring a 34-cent property tax increase. That tax rise was rejected 5--4 by the County Commission. Board member Tucker Pennington put ... (click for more)

22-Year-Old Male Shows Up At Local Hospital Wednesday Night With Gunshot Wound

A 22-year-old male showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound around 11:19 p.m. Wednesday. Chattanooga Police responded to the hospital on a report of a male party who showed up with a gunshot wound. The person shot arrived via personal vehicle. CPD Officers were unable to locate a crime scene The injury is considered non-life-threatening per medical staff. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Opinion Correction: Erlanger Does Not Offer $20,000 Nurse Signing Bonuses

An opinion in Chattanoogan.com on Monday said Erlanger Health Systems had $20,000 nurse signing bonuses. Erlanger officials said that is another local hospital - not Erlanger. Columnist Roy Exum said, "In a story that I wrote on July 15, “A Nursing Shortage?” I mistakenly identified Erlanger Hospital as one hospital that offers prospective nurses a $20,000 signing bonus. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Use 'Tags' At Erlanger

When I was a senior in high school, the Vietnam catastrophe held the guys who were in my class spellbound. Back then, and has since been proven again and again, the conflict was a terrible error in our nation’s judgment and almost 60,000 young and promising Americans died in some stinking South Asian battle zone that didn’t mean squat to our freedom or our nation’s future. In ... (click for more)