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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Strong 1st half leads GHC women to 64-53 win

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The Lady Chargers closed out their last home game before the Holiday break with a 64-53 GCAA Conference win over the Lady Bobcats of East Georgia State.

GHC got out to a fast start, opening with a 9-2 run and ending the first period with a 24-17 lead. The Lady Chargers extended their lead to 10 points, 27-17, with 8:11 remaining in the first half behind Judasia Hill’s four 3-pointers. Hill shot 4-of-7 from behind the arc in the first half.

GHC kept East Georgia at bay throughout most of the second half, leading by as many as 10 points. East Georgia made a run late in the third to cut GHC’s lead to four, 37-33, but that was as close as the Lady Bobcats would come.

The Lady Chargers (7-6, 3-2 GCAA) were led by Anna Stewart’s 16 points, while Hill finished with 14. Kateryna Khomenko had 10 points and eight rebounds.

“We had a great team effort tonight,” Georgia Highlands coach Brandan Harrell said. “We have struggled for two weeks and played well against really good teams. There was a noticeable change in our effort, intensity and focus. I am so proud of the way they played, it was good for our fans to see how good this team can be when we are locked in.”

The Lady Chartgers now travel to Panama City Beach, Florida, for the Gulf Coast Basketball Classic on Friday and Saturday. They take on Bossier City Parrish at 6 p.m. on Friday and then Arkansas Baptist at 1p.m. Saturday.