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Golden Knights Women Defeat Snead State 68-53

West Georgia Tech is off to its best start in school history, with eighth game against NJCAA D-1 opponent.

WGTC's Kelsey Walthall drives to the basket in the first half of West Georgia Tech's 68-53 victory over Snead State (AL.) Friday night (Photo courtesy WGTC SID).
WGTC's Kelsey Walthall drives to the basket in the first half of West Georgia Tech's 68-53 victory over Snead State (AL.) Friday night (Photo courtesy WGTC SID).

The West Georgia Tech Golden Knights women’s basketball team won another game over an NJCAA Division-1 opponent Friday night as they knocked off Snead State (AL.) 68-53. The game was played at Oak Mountain Academy in Carrollton.

The Golden Knights are now 11-7 overall, while Snead State dropped to 3-12.

West Georgia Tech completes the season sweep of the alma mater of its head coach, Kenny Edwards, having won 68-63 in an earlier matchup on November 23.

Edwards played basketball at Snead State from 1997-99.

“I’m very proud of these girls, not just with the outcome of the game but with their overall effort,” Edwards said. “We came out a little sluggish in the first half but I think our effort and overall play in the second half was as good as we have had all year. We have beaten some really good teams, some very well-coached teams.”

West Georgia Tech has won eight games against NJCAA Division-1 level competition.

Current NJCAA Division III Women’s Basketball National Player of the Week Kadriana Howard led three Golden Knights in double-figures with 18 points on 9-of-19 shooting.

Kelsey Walthall added 16 and Tattyanna Laroque scored 11 for the Golden Knights.

Ajee Smith led Snead State with 12 points.

The game was mostly a tight affair in the first half, with West Georgia Tech going on a 9-4 run to close the half to stretch its lead to nine at halftime, 39-30.

The lead was 20 by the 13:32-mark in the second half, 57-37.

West Georgia Tech’s largest lead was 22, at 66-44 with 3:27 remaining.

WGTC forced 26 Snead State turnovers, which led to 20 points.

Both teams were horrendous from the free-throw line, with Snead State connecting on just 41 percent (14-of-34) while WGTC made 15-of-29.

West Georgia Tech is off to its best start in school history.

West Georgia Tech, winners of three-straight games, will return to the hardwood next Wednesday when they travel to Mt. Vernon, GA. to take on the Brewton Parker junior varsity squad at 5 p.m.

Visit www.WGTCAthletics.com for more information on West Georgia Tech athletics.

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