GHC women No. 2 seed in play­offs

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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.

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