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Paulding's Jasmine Williams Scores Career-High 26 Points in WGTC Win

Paulding County's Jasmine Williams leads West Georgia Technical College to win over Chattahoochee Tech, 75-55.

Jasmine Williams scored a career-high 26 points to lead West Georgia Tech to a 75-55 road win over Chattahoochee Tech in women’s basketball action Friday night.

West Georgia Tech has now won five-straight and seven of its last eight games to move to 7-3 on the season, which is the best start in school history.

Williams, a sophomore who prepped at South Paulding, was 8-of-12 from the field including 4-of-6 from three-point range in Friday night’s contest.

“Jasmine Williams had a big game, probably the best of her Knight career,” WGTC head coach Kenny Edwards said. “She hit big shots, made the pass, attacked the basket, scrapped for rebounds when we needed it and played extended minutes.”

Kelsey Walthall added 18 points for WGTC, mostly from the free-throw line where she connected on 12-of-22.

Joining the duo in double-figures was Keonna Harris, with 11 points.

The Golden Knights shot just 31 percent from the floor but made up for it by making 31 free-throw attempts.

“We played a very tough road game,” said Edwards. “The officials called a very tight game. Chattahoochee Tech played a very hard and physical game. We started out sluggish as the game was slowed down because of the tight calling and we had to adjust our game style and play for a while.  It was a hostile environment.”

WGTC had 22 steals, led by Harris with six.

Kierra Smith and Tattyanna Laroque both had ten rebounds to lead the Golden Knights on the boards.

West Georgia Tech returns to action Monday night, hosting perennial power Gadsden State (Ala.), which comes in at 8-2 on the year. Gadsden State is a NJCAA D-I team.

Tip-time is 6 p.m., at Oak Mountain Academy in Carrollton. The men’s game will follow.

For more information visit www.WGTCAthletics.com.

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