Jan 31, 2016
CARROLLTON, Georgia -- West Georgia Tech broke the school record for points scored in a game with a 122-82 victory over Summer Hill Prep in the nightcap of West Georgia Tech's Homecoming basketball doubleheader, held Saturday at Oak Mountain Academy in Carrollton.
The previous high was 113 in a win over Sound Doctrine during the 2012-13 season.
The men's game followed the women's contest between No. 6 West Georgia Tech and NJCAA D-I opponent East Georgia State, in which West Georgia Tech won 55-40.
The women's game was a defensive, bloodied battle throughout. West Georgia Tech and Summer Hill was the complete opposite.
Several WGTC players had big nights.
Freshman center Adrian Tolbert (Northgate/Newnan) broke the school record for rebounds in a game with 23, to go along with 19 points. Tolbert broke his personal best for rebounds in a game, 20 in a loss to Gadsden State earlier in the season. The freshman big man had 10 offensive rebounds and shot 8 of 14 from the field.
Joe Williams came off the bench to lead WGTC in scoring, with a career-high 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field. Williams had 10 rebounds to complete the double-double.
Dominique Lindsey scored 21 points from the point guard position and dished out 7 assists.
Cameron Carter was 9 of 11 from the field and connected on his only three-point attempt for a career-high 19 points.
Jalen Bracey added 17 points, 9 rebounds and a season-high 8 assists.
Donovan Grubb rounded out the double-figure scoring with 10 points.
West Georgia Tech had 98 shot attempts, an average of 2.45 shots per minute, with both teams playing up-tempo offensively.
The Golden Knights broke another school record with a plus-37 rebounding advantage (67-30).
WGTC shot 54.1 percent from the field (53 of 98), 41.2 percent from long-range (7 of 17) and 64.3 percent from the free throw line (9 of 14).
Summer Hill was 40.5 percent from the field (32 of 79), 36.8 percent from three-point range (14 of 38) and connected on 4 of 10 from the charity stripe.
WGTC forced 19 turnovers and had 12 steals and five blocks.
The Golden Knights distributed the ball well throughout the afternoon, with 29 assists to 12 turnovers.
West Georgia Tech, now 10-12 overall and 2-1 in GCAA / Region 16 action, has five games left in the regular season. Three of those are crucial GCAA conference contests, all on the road.
As it stands now, WGTC is tied with Oxford College for first place in the Region 17 standings, but Oxford holds the tie-beaker by virtue of a win over the Golden Knights last Monday in Carrollton. Southern Crescent is a half-game back, at 1-1, with its only loss in conference coming to West Georgia Tech. All four teams in the conference will play each other again, so the final standings will likely not shake out until the last weekend of the regular season.
WGTC will begin that three-game conference road-swing Tuesday night at Georgia Northwestern (8-10, 0-2). The Golden Knights won the previous meeting between the two schools, 68-55 in Carrollton.
Tuesday's tilt between the Golden Knights and Bobcats is set for a 7:30 p.m. start in Rossville.
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