The Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats have had plenty of games over the past few years where they have scored at least 33 points in the second half.
But a second half in which they held an opponent to just two points? It had never happened before...until Saturday.
Nursing a 30-25 halftime lead at the Rossville Athletic Center, the Navy-and-Silver simply put a lid on their basket, nailed it down and cemented it shut over the final two periods to send visiting Toccoa Falls College back to the northeast Georgia mountains with a 63-27 loss.
It was the second win in a row for Georgia Northwestern (9-5) after what had been a four-game losing streak.
Once again, Tori Harvey had the hot hand. The ex-Heritage Lady General scored 19 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in the victory. Harvey is averaging 21.8 points per game this month.
Taylor Bethune had a nice afternoon with 14 points, while Christina DeSalvo had a dozen points and eight boards. Katy Phillips dropped in eight points, while Madison Lewis scored six and pulled down eight rebounds. Mia Clark filled her stat sheet with four points, five rebounds and four assists.
The Lady Bobcats will be back on the floor on Feb. 3 for their annual Pink Game to promote breast cancer awareness. The game with Florida College will tip off at 1 p.m.
Oxford College men 87, Georgia Northwestern 70
A big night on the perimeter by freshman shooter Tyler Phillips kept the Georgia Northwestern Bobcats within striking distance of visiting Oxford College for most of the day on Saturday. But the balanced scoring of the Eagles were ultimately too much for the home team to overcome in an 87-70 loss at the Rossville Athletic Center.
The two former NJCAA Region XVII members exchanged the lead five times in the game's first 12 minutes. However, Oxford's Ryan Kwong would connect on two straight 3-pointers to put his team in the lead and the Eagles would remain there the rest of the game, although they were never able to truly pull away.
Kwong, who finished the game with 16 points, went 4-of-6 from behind the arc in the opening 20 minutes as Oxford (10-10) built a 45-31 lead at the break.
Georgia Northwestern (3-14) would cut the Eagles' lead down to 10 points twice in the second half, the final time at 68-58 with just over seven minutes to play, but the hosts would get no closer.
Robert Wainio matched Kwong with 16 points. Eric Lee had 15 points and Seb Mosso went for 11 to help his team.
Phillips went 7-of-10 from long range as the ex-Coahulla Creek Colt doubled his season average (14.4 points per game) with a new-season and career-high of 29. Jay Wideman continued his impressive run of recent games, pouring in 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, while J.T. Langford had 11 points.
The Bobcats will be back in action this Tuesday with a 7 p.m. home game against the Covenant College JV squad. The two teams met earlier this season with the Scots holding serve at home with an 80-71 victory.