The second-ranked Georgia Highlands Chargers took on a tough Gadsden State team at the Corral and pulled away late in the second half for an 84-72 win. The Chargers celebrated last year’s NJCAA Region XVII Championship with several players from last year’s team getting their championship rings and the unveiling of the Championship banners. Gadsden State keep the game close all night behind Josh Arnold’s 18 points, as the Cardinals cut the Chargers 41-37 at the half, but it wouldn’t be enough.
The story of the night was Chargers sophomore, Kyvon Davenport. The Cardinals had no answer for Davenport, who had 37 points and 8 rebounds.
“Kyvon was magical tonight, he scored inside and outside, he had a complete game,” said Charger Head Coach Phil Gaffney. “We had a great crowd tonight to see our championship banner and ring ceremony, I can’t thank our Charger family and fans enough.”
Antonio Wade had 16 points and 4 assists and Ty Cockfield chipped in 10 points to help lead the Chargers to the win and a 4-0 start on the young season. GHC travels to Wilmington, North Carolina to take on Brunswick College on Friday with tip-off scheduled for 5:00.
The Lady Chargers did not disappoint with a 63-53 win over the Lady Cardinals of Gadsden State. Behind a strong performance from Sophomore Kerry Watson, the Lady Chargers went on a 12-0 run late in the 3rd period to extend GHC’s led to 57-41. The Lady Chargers had a great night at the free throw line shooting 77.4 percent for the game, and out-rebounded Gadsden State 51-36.
The Lady Chargers were led by Kerry Watson’s 19 points and 5 assists, Kateryna Khomenko had 8 points and 14 rebounds, Pam Diokpara and Tia Stevens both finished with 8 points. With the win, the Lady Chargers go to 2-1 on the season. the Lady Chargers travel to Snead State on Friday with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 EST.
Chattahoochee Technical College will play its fourth game of the season today against West Georgia Tech. The Eagles have won their first three games of the season, which includes a 91-61 victory over Baseline USA on Sunday. This will be the first road game of the season for the Eagles, who tip off tonight at 7:30.