Jasmine Williams scored a career-high 26 points to lead West Georgia Tech to a 75-55 road win over Chattahoochee Tech in women’s basketball action Friday night.
West Georgia Tech has now won five-straight and seven of its last eight games to move to 7-3 on the season, which is the best start in school history.
Williams, a sophomore who prepped at South Paulding, was 8-of-12 from the field including 4-of-6 from three-point range in Friday night’s contest.
“Jasmine Williams had a big game, probably the best of her Knight career,” WGTC head coach Kenny Edwards said. “She hit big shots, made the pass, attacked the basket, scrapped for rebounds when we needed it and played extended minutes.”
Kelsey Walthall added 18 points for WGTC, mostly from the free-throw line where she connected on 12-of-22.
Joining the duo in double-figures was Keonna Harris, with 11 points.
The Golden Knights shot just 31 percent from the floor but made up for it by making 31 free-throw attempts.
“We played a very tough road game,” said Edwards. “The officials called a very tight game. Chattahoochee Tech played a very hard and physical game. We started out sluggish as the game was slowed down because of the tight calling and we had to adjust our game style and play for a while. It was a hostile environment.”
WGTC had 22 steals, led by Harris with six.
Kierra Smith and Tattyanna Laroque both had ten rebounds to lead the Golden Knights on the boards.
The West Georgia Tech men’s team dropped a 99-72 decision to NJCAA D-1 member Chattahoochee Tech Friday night in Marietta.
West Georgia Tech went to the halftime break down just four, at 39-35, but allowed 60 second-half points to the Golden Eagles.
Devante Orebeau led the Knights with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field. Jon Perry added 11 points and nine rebounds.
West Georgia Tech shot 41 percent from the field (29-of-71), 33 percent from three-point range (6-of-18) and 57 percent from the charity stripe (8-of-14).
“We need to figure out how to fight through the moments in the game when things aren't going that way,” said WGTC head coach Niki Okolovitch. “We've been competitive in the bulk of the time in all of our games, but lose because of the three-minute stretches where we forget how to compete. Then we look up and we're down ten, and start fighting again. We were down two after 25 minutes of gameplay last night, went through one of those phases, and by the time we decided to fight, it was over. We're going to be very good once we learn what it truly means to compete to win with an unselfish, team-first approach.”
West Georgia Tech dropped to 2-9 on the season against a schedule comprised mostly of NJCAA D-1 competition.
West Georgia Tech is back in action Monday night hosting Gadsden State (Ala.), another NJCAA D-1 team.
Game-time is approximately 8 p.m., following the women’s game between the two schools, which tips at 6 p.m.