The West Georgia Technical College men's basketball team captured a 72-46 victory over Oxford College of Emory in its Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) opener on Wednesday evening at Oak Mountain Academy.

Sophomore guard Joe Boyer poured in a game-high 19 points to power the Golden Knights, who improve to 7-9 overall and 1-0 in league action.

The Golden Knights dominated inside, outscoring the visiting Eagles by a 30-10 margin in the paint. After a relatively slow start by both teams, a lay-up from San Rozier gave the Golden Knights a 13-10 lead at the 10:02 mark of the opening half, triggering a 20-4 run to stretch the lead to 31-14.

WGTC put the game away early in the second with a 16-1 run over the first 2:23 to take a commanding 47-19 lead.

WGTC hits the road for a key matchup against Southern Crescent on Saturday at 5 p.m. in Griffin. The Knights return home against LaGrange College’s JV on Sunday morning in a weather make-up. Tip is set for 11:30 a.m.

WGTC Women's Basketball

While the record is probably not what WGTC women's head coach Alford Williams envisioned, the Golden Knights are still looking to win the GCAA Division III championship this winter. 

Playing a Division I-laden schedule, the Golden Knights are currently 2-14 on the year, but the challenging schedule will hopefully pay dividends Saturday when they travel to Griffin at 3 p.m. to face Southern Crescent, the lone GCAA opponent.

One bright spot for the Knights in recent games has been the play of Mt. Zion-Jonesboro product Eriyana Mitchell.

The 5-9 freshman center was recognized as the GCAA Co-Player of the Week, totaling 19 points and 10 rebounds in her two games. For the season, the Riverdale native is averaging 6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds.