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LOCAL COLLEGES: Lady Chargers win at home

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The Georgia Highlands women’s basketball team played their first home game of the year and came away with a tough fought win 60-57 over Snead State.

Georgia Highlands got out to a fast start leading 9-2 and had control throughout the first half leading 34-23 at the break. The Lady Chargers kept up the pace in second half early pulling out to their largest lead of the night 38-23. However, Snead State fought back late in the second half to go on a 10-0 run of their own to cut the Lady Chargers lead to 3 with a shot at the buzzer to tie the game but it fell short.

“We got in foul trouble late with our point guard and we had some kids step up,” said Lady Charger head coach Brandan Harrell. “However we can’t continue to get out rebounded, lose the turnover battle and shoot 50 percent from the free throw line at home. We’ve got to clean that up,”

The Lady Chargers were led by Anna Stewart with 16 points, followed by Kateryna Khomenko with 15 points, five rebounds, and Ozahria with 13 points. With the win Georgia Highlands impoves to 3-1 on the season and (1-0) in GCAA Conference play.

The Lady Chargers return to action on Monday as they travel to Gadsden State for a 5:30 p.m. CST tip off.

Cape Fear men 82, GHC 73

The Georgia Highlands men’s basketball team fell to Cape Fear College 82-73 in the second day of the Dana Davis Classic Basketball Tournament held at Georgia Highlands College.

GHC led most of the entire first half with Cape Fear taking their first lead at 1:08 mark of the first half, leading 40-39 at the half.

“This was another tough loss to a quality team,” said GHC coach Phil Gaffney. “We have to take better care of the basketball.”

The Chargers were led by Sha Linton Brown who had 14 points.

The Chargers return to action on Monday as they travel to Gadsden State for a 6:30 p.m. CST tip off.