GHC women No. 2 seed in playoffs
The Georgia Highlands women’s basketball team played its final regular season game last, but the Lady Chargers are already set for the start of their conference tournament.
Both Georgia Highlands teams will be in Swainsboro last Friday to take on East Georgia State in a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. And with the conference’s women’s seeds already set, the Lady Chargers will be the No. 2 seed when the playoffs started on Tuesday after press time.
The team will host Southern Crescent Tech on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at GHC’s Floyd Campus, which will serve as a quarterfinal game in both the GCAA women’s basketball tournament and the NJCAA regional.
The Lady Chargers (1712, 12-4 GCAA) battled South Georgia Tech down to the wire in their last game on Feb. 20 but the conference lead-ing Lady Jets pulled away for the 58-52 win.
Georgia Highlands was able to take a 48-47 lead with 4:14 to play, but the Lady Jets found a way to pull away for the win. GHC was led by Ciara Thompson with 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Jessica Eadsforth-Yates finished with 10 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.
The Georgia Highlands men’s team still has a week left in the regular season. The Chargers lost a heartbreaker on Wednesday at Gordon State College, 85-84, despite having four players reach double figures in scoring.
Georgia Highlands’ Sharai Lay (10) makes a move around East Georgia State’s Jada Neal during a GCAA game Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at Georgia Highlands College.