GHC Chargers Final-Four finish to be celebrated April 15 in Floyd Campus Gym

Karlee Helms

To celebrate the Chargers Final-Four finish in the NJCAA tournament, there will be a Charger Championship Celebration Reception on Wednesday, April 15, at 2 p.m. in the Floyd Campus Gym.

After winning the GCAA Championship, the Chargers were eligible to travel to Hutchinson, Kan., to compete in the NJCAA tournament March 16-21.

GHC men in action Photo by Karlee Helms
GHC men in action
Photo by Karlee Helms

GHC was one of the 24 colleges represented at the tournament.

With the Chargers taking their first-round game into overtime, Butler College was defeated by the Chargers with a final score of 88-86.

The Chargers advanced into the Sweet Sixteen to face their next opponent, Southern Idaho, the number three seed in the tournament.

GHC was able to upset SI with a final score of 67-66, and advance to the Elite Eight.

The Hutchinson Blue Dragons were the Chargers’ next opponent. GHC was able to defeat the hosting team with a final score of 64-59 and make it to the Final Four.

The Chargers faced their first loss against second seed NW Florida State with a final score of 105-103 in overtime.

This defeat put the Chargers in the game to play for third place against Hill College. The Chargers fell short with a final score of 94-82. This gave the Chargers fourth place in the NJCAA tournament.

Sophomore guards Ty Toney and Montrel Goldston were named to the NJCAA All-Tournament team.

Phil Gaffney, GHC athletics director and head men’s basketball coach, was awarded NJCAA District 13 Coach of the Year.