Basketball Prepares for Final Home Games
It was a good week for men's basketball. On Wednesday, the Knights secured their 5th GCAA Division III Championship in program history with a 99-95 overtime win over Emory-Oxford. Saturday, Coach Niki Okolovitch's club jumped out to a 48-30 halftime lead and cruised to a 103-81 victory over Georgia Gwinnett College to improve to 12-9 on the season.
This week will provide the last chance to catch Knight's basketball at home. On Wednesday, the Georgia Highlands Diamonds will visit Carrollton for a 7 pm contest. On Saturday, Georgia Northwestern Tech will be the opponent for the final home basketball game in program history. Tip at Oak Mountain Academy is set for 2 pm.
Baseball in Full Swing
The Knights baseball team was also busy this week. On Monday WGTC split a road doubleheader with the LaGrange College junior varsity team, losing the opener 4-3 and bouncing back 11-6 in the nightcap. On Friday, the Knights hit the road again, this time traveling to Chattanooga State, and returned home with a 4-1 win.
Vincennes University from Indiana provided WGTC its first home series of the year. The Knights won Saturday's opener 6-3 then dropped the second game 11-5. In Sunday's rubber game, WGTC found itself down 5 runs after 2 innings, but then rallied for 7 unanswered runs to win 7-5 and take the series 2-1.
Coach Beau Welborn's club is now 5-4 on the season and has a busy week in store. On Tuesday, the Knights play host to Chattanooga State in a 1 pm doubleheader. On Friday, Central Alabama comes to Carrollton for another 1 pm doubleheader. Saturday, the Knights return the favor traveling to Central Alabama. That doubleheader will begin at 1 pm. WGTC plays it home games at Central High School.
Softball Opens on a Winning Note
Coach Monica Mills took her club to Cartersville to open the season at the Georgia Highlands Border Battle Saturday and came away 2-1. The Knights opened with a 11-2 win over Harford College (Md) and then followed that up with a 10-8 victory over Cleveland State. Playing its 3rd game of the day, the Knights fell behind early and could not rebound, losing 15-0 to Calhoun (AL.)
WGTC will be on the road this weekend, first on Friday in Gainesville with a 1 pm doubleheader against the junior varsity squad from Brenau. On Sunday the Knights travel to Atlanta for a 12 pm doubleheader against Agnes Scott. Looking ahead, Brenau will visit Carrollton on Friday, February 22 for WGTC's home opener at 1 pm.