January 17, 2019

No. 6 West Georgia Tech Wins GCAA D-III Women’s Tournament Championship

(Oxford, GA) — No. 6 West Georgia Tech won its second-consecutive Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association – Region 17 Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship with an 82-23 victory over Southern Crescent Technical College in the tournament championship game on Sunday.

The Golden Knights earned a spot in the District G play-in game next Saturday – on the road at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md., where they will be playing for a berth in the eight-team NJCAA D-III Women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament held in Bethlehem, Penn.

Prince George’s won the Region 20 championship with a 57-44 win over Westmoreland County Community College on Sunday afternoon.

The Golden Knights dominated from start to finish on Sunday, leading 55-15 at halftime. WGTC shot 41 percent from the field and held Southern Crescent to just 18-percent shooting.

WGTC – the top rebounding team in the country, dominated the boards with a 62-29 advantage.

Sydnee Clark came off the bench to lead all scorers with 19 points on 9-of-19 shooting. Angerika Colbert followed with a 16-point effort on 6-of-7 shooting.

TROPHYLast year West Georgia Tech made the tournament for the first time and finished in seventh place.

This year’s Golden Knights have won six games in row and 9 of its last 10, and are 19-8 overall with six wins against NJCAA D-I opponents.

Although certainly at this point in the year you want to take it one game at a time, it’s hard not to consider that West Georgia Tech is just four wins shy of a national championship. The Golden Knights will have to win the District play-in next Saturday and then win three games over three days in the National Tournament to win the school’s first national championship.

West Georgia Tech took one step towards that goal with Sunday’s win. Now, it’s on to Maryland.

Officials have announced that Saturday’s District G play-off game between West Georgia Tech and Prince George’s Community College (Md.) will tip off at 2 p.m., from the Novak Field House on the PGCC campus in Largo, Md.

The winner of Saturday’s game will earn one of eight berths into the NJCAA D-III National Championship Tournament – which will be held March 12-14 in Bethlehem, Penn.

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