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Golden Knights Men Fall to Chattahoochee Tech, 99-72

The West Georgia Technical College men fell to Chattahoochee Tech, 99-72, on Friday night.

The West Georgia Tech men’s team dropped a 99-72 decision to NJCAA D-1 member Chattahoochee Tech Friday night in Marietta.

West Georgia Tech went to the halftime break down just four, at 39-35, but allowed 60 second-half points to the Golden Eagles.

Devante Orebeau led the Knights with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field. Jon Perry added 11 points and nine rebounds.

West Georgia Tech shot 41 percent from the field (29-of-71), 33 percent from three-point range (6-of-18) and 57 percent from the charity stripe (8-of-14).

“We need to figure out how to fight through the moments in the game when things aren't going that way,” said WGTC head coach Niki Okolovitch. “We've been competitive in the bulk of the time in all of our games, but lose because of the three-minute stretches where we forget how to compete.  Then we look up and we're down ten, and start fighting again. We were down two after 25 minutes of gameplay last night, went through one of those phases, and by the time we decided to fight, it was over.  We're going to be very good once we learn what it truly means to compete to win with an unselfish, team-first approach."

West Georgia Tech dropped to 2-9 on the season against a schedule comprised mostly of NJCAA D-1 competition.

West Georgia Tech is back in action Monday night hosting Gadsden State (Ala.), another NJCAA D-1 team.

Game-time is approximately 8 p.m., following the women’s game between the two schools, which tips at 6 p.m.

Monday’s home doubleheader will be played at Carrollton’s Oak Mountain Academy.

For more information on WGTC athletics, visit www.WGTCAthletics.com.

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