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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: GHC women open GCAA play with road win

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Hitting the road to begin their Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association season, the Georgia Highlands Lady Chargers grabbed a win Wednesday over Central Georgia Tech.

Playing in Macon, Georgia Highlands came away with a 78-70 win thanks to a solid start and the ability to hold off a late surge from the host Lady Titans.

GHC got out to a fast start and was up by 13 at the end of the first period. The Lady Chargers (2-1, 1-0 GCAA) held their lead throughout the first half, leading 62-51 at the break.

“This was a great road win to start the season,” Georgia Highlands coach Brandan Harrell said. “Our kids started fast and strong, we hit a lull in the fourth period. We have to improve on closing it out, but I was impressed with our effort and intensity for most of the game

GHC was led by sophomore Anna Stewart with 18 points while Ozahria Fisher had 16 points, five assists and eight rebounds. Sharai Lay added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Cierrah Perdue had nine points and 10 rebounds.

The Lady Chargers return to action Saturday at home versus Snead State. Tip-off is at 5 p.m.

Meanwhile, the men’s team will host the Dana Davis Classic beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m. Cape Fear, Chipola, and Denmark Tech will join the Chargers for four games that will conclude Saturday afternoon prior to the women’s contest.