Georgia Highlands College


Basketball Teams Head to Miss. for Opener

Above, the Lady Chargers walk toward the bus that took them to the first game of the season. The women's team won, 84-60 in a historic game that opened both the 2012-13 season and the basketball program at GHC.† The men had a tougher battle against East Mississippi Community College, which was ranked 8th nationally, and made the Sweet 16 playoffs last year.† Che Chargers fell 97-57 in their opener.† Both men's and women's basketball teams headed to Sooba, Mississippi at noon Thursday, Nov. 1 for the first game of their respective seasons with East Mississippi Community College.† Visit the photo gallery of their departure here.


The Chargers sport coordinated athletic wear for the trip.† Here, the team boards the bus that will take them to Mississippi.

Damon Mitchell and Dymichael Ross †in high spirits as they walk to the bus.

Damon Mitchell and Fema Ojuolap are equipped with lunch and music.† Looks like they have everything they need.

Phil Gaffney (left), athletic director and menís basketball coach, oversees team boarding.

Looking on: Andy Akin, menís assistant coach; Gary Broadhurst, assistant menís and womenís coach; Clint Richards, assistant menís coach.

Coach Gaffney collects the teamís box lunches Ė and some Halloween treats the GHC staff supplied.†

Lady Chargers Shakierya McClendon and ShaníTaja Latimore wave on the way to the bus.

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