The Chargers 32-2 season comes to and end with a 70-69 heartbreaking loss to Motlow State (30-5) in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson Kansas. GHC played it’s first game in ten days and it showed, GHC couldn’t shake off the rust in the first half. Motlow State scored the first 7 points of the game GHC had a rare 18 turnovers in the first half and Motlow had a great start playing in their second game of the tournament. The first half was all Motlow leading by as many as 16 points. The Chargers found the rhythm late in second half pressuring Motlow and cutting the lead to to 6, 40-34 at the half.
The Chargers took over early in the second half leading by as many as 14 points with 8:01 to go in the game. Motlow found a way to chip away at the Chargers lead, hitting two threes and GHC went cold down the stretch and Motlow took the lead again at the 2:16 mark of the game 66-65. The Chargers fought back again tying the game at 69 with 33 seconds to go. Motlow hit two foul shots and took the lead 70-68. GHC hit a foul shot late to cut lead to 70-69 and had a chance to go ahead but missed two free throws at the end of the game.
GHC was led by Ty Cockfield with 18 points, Ty’Lik Evans had 17 points, and Antonio Wade had 12 points. Donovan ham had a great game with 10 rebounds. The Chargers on the season won their 3rd consecutive NJCAA Region XXVII Championship and 3rd straight trip the NJCAA National Tournament. Prior to the game Charger Head Coach PHil Gaffney was named NJCAA District Coach Of the Year.