Georgia Highlands College

Charger Basketball Tips off Conference Season Nov. 1

Lady Chargers Scrimmage with Berry College Oct. 30

The 2013-14 basketball season is shaping up to be just as exciting as the 2012 inaugural season. Both teams have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association schedule, which begins on Nov. 1.  Three members of the men’s team are returning: lead scorer Matt Catanzano from Armuchee, Rome High School veteran Demaurius Morgan and the forward from upstate New York Matt Welch.  Two from last year’s women’s team – Shakierya McClendon of Fort Valley and Amber Curtis of Savannah – are returning for the 2013/14 season.  Both teams also bring new talent and new expectations to the court. 

Phil Gaffney, athletic director and head basketball coach for the men’s team said his team this year is disciplined and highly competitive.  “We were lucky to recruit some very strong players,” he said.  “They are fast, and they think on their feet.  In our scrimmages they give it all they have, so I’m looking forward to getting them on the court against conference teams.”

Brandan Harrell, head coach of the Lady Chargers, faces a high bar to meet the quality of last year’s inaugural team.  “We have quite a few freshmen on the team this year, but as they all learn to play together cohesively, I think they can be as strong as last year’s team.  They certainly have the talent individually.  So I’m excited about our prospects for the season.  And we’ll be able to get a few pre-season scrimmages under our belt with four-year institutions as well, which will help us prepare for conference play.”

The first opportunity to see GHC in action will be tonight (Oct. 30) at the women’s scrimmage with Berry College. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. at Georgia Highlands.


Men's Basketball Roster:


Player                                      No.      Height    Position        Year    Previous School         

Joe Bigham                             5          6’2”        Guard           Fr.       West Palm Beach H.S. (Fla.)

Matt Catanzano                      10        6’4”        Guard           Soph.   Armuchee H.S.

Kentavious Clowers               23        6’4”        Forward       Soph.   S. Ga. Tech

Jake Driscoll                           33        6’1”        Guard           Fr.       Mitchell H.S. (Fla.)

Montrel Goldston                    2          6’3”        Guard           Fr.       Greensboro Day School (NC)

Donovan Harris                      15        6’6”        Forward       Fr.        Mr. Zion Christian (NC)

Jamison Jeffers                      0          5’11”      Guard           Fr.       Burlington Christian (NC)

Marquis (Buck) Johnson        3          6’5”        Guard           Fr.       Berrien County H.S.

Dominique Lindsey                4          5’10”      Guard           Fr.       Sandy Creek H.S.

Demarius Morgan                  20        5’11”      Guard           Soph.  Rome H.S.

Tyler See                                14        6’5”        Forward       Fr.       Providence H.S. (NC)

Chris Schulman                     1          6’1”        Guard           Fr.       Landrum H.S. (SC)

Matt Welch                             52        6’9”        Forward       Soph.   New York Mills HS (NY)




Women's Basketball Roster:


Player                                     No.      Height    Position        Year    Previous School

Cassidy Allen                         4          5’7”        Guard           Fr.       Wheeler H.S. (Marietta)

Daijea Anderson                    10        6’0”        Forward       Fr.        Alexander H.S. Douglasville  

Siera Bubb                             23        6’1”        Center          Soph.  E. Ga. College

Amber Curtis                         12        5’9”        Guard           Soph.   Beach H.S. (Savannah)

Aujana Dawkins                     24        6’0”        Forward       Fr.        Heritage H.S. (Conyers)

Corette Hadden                     15        5’10”      Forward       Fr.        Lowndes H.S. (Valdosta)

China Henderson                  1          5’8”        Guard           Fr.        Kell H.S. (Woodstock)

Shakierya McClendon           5          5’7”        Guard           Soph.   S. Ga. Tech

Skye Overby                          32        5’8”        Guard           Fr.       Haralson H.S. (Buchanan)

Khadijah Page                       50        6’1”        Center          Fr.       Mundy Mills H.S. (Jonesboro

Bria Ratliff                              21        5’7”        Guard           Fr.       Shiloh H.S. (Lilburn)

Michaela Suttles                    33        5’9”        Forward       Fr.       LaFayette H.S.

Linda Ulasi                             14        6/2”        Forward       Fr.       Nazareth Reg. H.S. (Brooklyn, NY)




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