On Friday, the Lady Chargers travelled to Macon to take on the Central Georgia Tech Titans.
The Chargers came out with the hot hand in the first quarter, outshooting the Titans 63% to 36% on their way to a 24-12 lead. After an evenly-played second quarter, GHC led 36-23 at the half. Out of the break, the Lady Chargers stayed hot and were able to extend their lead at the end of three to 65-48. The game appeared to be well in hand. However, the Titans had other plans. In the 4th quarter the home team got hot from the floor as the Chargers went cold. CGTC outshot GHC 53% to 31% in the fourth quarter and pulled within 5 late in the game. Free throws by Sandra Lin and O’Mariyah Tucker in the final minute were able to allow the Ladies to escape with a 78-71 victory.
For the game, the Lady Chargers were led by Sasha Shishkina with 19 points and 4 rebounds. Jahnaria Brown had another solid game scoring 14 and grabbing 5 boards. Nijeria Jordan rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10. Ja’Lyn Reese returned from a one-game absence for an injury to grab a team-high 8 rebounds and Sandra Lin had another strong game from the point dishing out a season-high 9 assists with only 1 turnover.
The win improves GHC’s record to 6-5 overall and 4-1 in the GCAA, good for 2nd place in the current standings. The team returns to action as the first game of a GHC double-header on Wednesday, December 11. The Women will take on Andrew college at 5:30PM, followed by the Men against New Rock Prep at 7:30PM. Both games will be streamed live on the Chargers Sports Network.