January 21, 2019

No. 6 West Georgia Tech Falls To Prince George’s 66-58 In District Finals

(Largo, MD) — No. 6 West Georgia Tech saw its season end in the NJCAA D-III District G Championship, with a 66-58 loss to Prince George’s Community College Saturday afternoon in Largo, Md.

Prince George’s earned one of the coveted eight spots in the NJCAA D-III National Tournament, while the Golden Knights finished its campaign with a 19-9 record.

WGTC also saw its six-game winning streak come to an end.

“I’m certainly disappointed in the loss but I’m not disappointed in the season and I’m always going to be proud of this team for their hard work on and off the court,” WGTC head coach Kenny Edwards said.

“It’s tough losing that last game to end the season because you feel bad for your sophomores and it’s hard to stomach the fact that the season is over. Hats off to Prince George’s. They had a great game plan and they just beat us today.”

West Georgia Tech had a nine point lead with 3:24 to play in the first half, but the Owls closed the half with a 9-2 run to make the score 24-22 in favor of West Georgia Tech at halftime.

Prince George’s dominated the second half, leading by as much as 17 before a late run by the Golden Knights got the game within single digits.

The game was marred by turnovers – West Georgia Tech had 44 while Prince George’s had 43 for a combined 87 between the two teams.

Prince George’s held their own in the rebounding department against the nation’s best rebounding team. The Golden Knights ended up plus-4, 50-46.

WGTC’s Joi McCoughtry scored 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting to lead the Golden Knights. She was the only WGTC player in double figures.

Markaila Carter led Prince George’s with 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field.

West Georgia Tech shot just 29 percent from the field while Prince George’s shot 35.3 percent.

WGTC was 11-of-20 from the free throw line while Prince George’s was 21-of-29.

“We played with great effort, but never got into a rhythm offensively,” Edwards said. “You can’t turn the ball over as much as we did today and realistically expect to be in the game. But we still have a lot to be proud of us a program and we have a lot that we can build on looking ahead.”

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