GHC men’s and women’s baskeball teams are victorious at home openers

GHC mens and womens baskeball teams are victorious at home openers

Nick Whitmire

The men and women Chargers both won their home openers.

The men’s basketball team opened against Motlow State on Nov. 9. The Chargers led at the half, but with 12 mintues left, the score was tied. The Chargers pulled out the win, defeating Motlow State 76-71. In their home game on Nov. 10, the men basketball team beat Walters State Community College 99-82.

The women’s basketball team beat Southern Crescent Tech 78-42 on Nov. 14 in their first game at home. The Lady Chargers opend the game on a 10-0 run. GHC shot 49.2 percent from the field compared to only 22 percent by Southern Crescent.

Five Lady Chargers scored in double digits. Jessica Eadsforth Yates had 16 points, Destiny Marshall also had 16 points, Sharai Layhad had a double double with 15 points and 19 rebounds, Ciara Thompson had 13 points and 7 rebounds and Nijeria Jordan added 11 points.

Both teams will play at home again on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The Lady Chargers will play Gadsden State Community College at 5:30 p.m. The Chargers will follow with a game against Middle Georgia Prep at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be in the Floyd campus gym, also known as the Corral.

The Lady Chargers will also be hosting the annual GHC Thanksgiving Classic tournament on Nov. 23 – 25.

GHC students and faculty receive free admission to all home games by showing their student and faculty I.D.’s. It is $5 for others. Children under 5 get in free. The concession stand will be open for all games. The proceeds will go to all GHC athletics.

For photos of Lady Chargers in action, please see the slideshow below.

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