Chargers season comes to an end

Brandon Dyer, Sports Editor

After finishing the regular season at 22-7, the Chargers were able to get a spot in the GCAA playoffs. They went on to win a quarterfinal game against South Georgia Technical College and a semifinal game against South Georgia State College, earning them a spot in the GCAA Championship game against Central Georgia Technical College. 

The Chargers lost their previous two games against Central Georgia Technical College earlier in the season. A win in the championship game would lead to a spot in the NJCAA national playoffs. 

The Chargers were able to pull away from Central Georgia Technical College in the first half, leading by 12 points. The Chargers had the lead after the end of the first half, with 37-30. Langston Wilson was able to score five points and grab five rebounds in the first half. GCAA Player of the Year, Trevin Wade, finished the first half with eight points, six rebounds and four assists.  

Central Georgia Technical College came out in the second half, scoring the period’s first eight points, giving them a one-point lead. With a little over five minutes in the game, the Chargers found themselves down by nine points.  

Central Georgia Technical College looked to be in the clear when they went up by eight points with 45 seconds left.  

The Chargers tried to make a second comeback, cutting the lead to two with just 21 seconds left in the game. Central Georgia Technical College made two free throws to bring the lead back to four, and the Chargers answered with a layup by Jamal Burke, cutting the lead back to two again.  

The Chargers were forced to foul Central Georgia Technical College on the inbound, taking them to the free throw line. They made both the free throws to bring the lead back up to four with just seven seconds left.  

Cahiem Brown threw up a three at the buzzer that did not go in, giving Central Georgia Technical College the win. 

Brown led all players in scoring, putting up 29 points in the loss. Wade was the only other Charger that had a double-digit point total, scoring 10 points. Wade also had seven rebounds and five assists. Tajah Farley was almost able to get a double-double, scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds.