Georgia Highlands Chargers advance to conference championship game

With a final score of 100-79, the Chargers defeated Chattahoochee Tech and will advance to the NJCAA Region 17 Championship.

After a slow start at the beginning of the first half in which the Chargers were down by 10 points, the team was able to close the gap and finish the first half with an eight point lead of 43-35. The Chargers maintained and grew this lead throughout the second half of the game.

The Chargers were led by Kyvon Davenport with 27 points, Doniel Dean with 22 points and Tylik Evans with 21 points. Evans shared his thoughts about the game and said, “I’m proud of my teammates. Without them, we wouldn’t have been able to make it this far.”

The Chargers next game is Saturday, March 5, at 4 p.m. against Central Georgia Tech, a team which Phil Gaffney, head basketball coach and director of athletics, said “has done historically well against us.” Gaffney went on to say, “With our current record, I think we’re definitely going to be in the national tournament. Hopefully, we’ll win this next game and be guaranteed a spot.”