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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Georgia Highlands women hang on for win over Atlanta Metro, 71-64

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Both teams traded baskets throughout the first half of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association contest. With the game tied at 15 with 6:22 left in the first period, Lady Charger Kateryna Khomenko made a shot in the paint and then stole the ball before hitting a 3-pointer to push GHC’s lead to 22-15.

However the Lady Trailblazers of Atlanta Metro battled and kept the game close with the Lady Chargers leading 39-33 at the half.

The back-and-forth continued through the second half, with Atlanta Metro winning the battle on the boards and out-re-bounding GHC 58-49 and forcing 24 turnovers, but the Lady Chargers found a way to get the seven-point win.

The Lady Chargers were led by Khomenko with 18 points and eight rebounds. Ozahria Fisher had 12 points and 12 assists for Georgia Highlands. GHC improves to 6-3 on the year.

The Lady Chargers return to action Saturday as they travel to South Georgia Tech for a 1 p.m. contest.