GHC Chargers advance to NJCAA Region 17 semifinals


Shae Brown attempts to make a three-pointer at the Region 17 quarterfinals game. Photo by Catie Sullivan


Jeremiah Buford. Photo by Catie Sullivan

The GHC Chargers men’s basketball team defeated Andrew College 91-76 on March 6 at the Floyd campus gym to advance to the NJCAA Region 17 semifinals.

At the half of the quarterfinals game, GHC was winning by a score of 42-32.

DeMarcus Addie led the way for the Chargers with 26 points and five rebounds while Sandro Noel and TaJuan Johnson each scored 17 points.

Addie said that he is pleased with his performance during this game. Addie said, “I couldn’t do it without my teammates. They make me a better player.”

Phil Gaffney, head men’s basketball coach, said that even though his team got the win during the quarterfinals game, they have not been playing well.

“About three weeks ago, we kind of peaked. We were playing phenomenal and now, we have come down a couple steps. We have to figure out what we’re doing wrong and try to get better,” remarked Gaffney.

About being ready for the semifinals and finals, Addie said, “We’re ready to take the championship home.”

Gaffney said that his team is not ready yet. “We’re going in the wrong direction right now. We’re winning, but we think we’re a little better than what we’ve been playing.”

Gaffney continued, “South Georgia Tech is the team we’re going to have to play. We’ve already played them and beat them twice. Now, we’ve got to watch lots of tape on them and figure out everything they’ve done.”

If the Chargers win the semifinals, they will advance to the finals. If GHC wins the finals, they will go to the NJCAA national tournament.