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Jaguars stumble at Chattahoochee Tech 89-83
Jakoye Pinson scored 15 points and Shane Henry racked up his sixth double-double, but Georgia Perimeter College fell short 89-83 Monday at Chattahoochee Technical College in Smyrna
After a series of lead changes midway through the highly physical first half, the Jaguars slipped behind 48-37 at the intermission and never recovered.
Georgia Perimeter drops to 7-3 overall and 1-1 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association, which also is Region 17 of the NJCAA.
Pinson shot six-for-11 from the field and three-for-five from the charity stripe. He grabbed nine rebounds.
Henry had 15 points and a game-high 17 rebounds and also blocked six shots for the second straight outing. He had a double-double by the halftime buzzer—10 points and 10 rebounds.
Ronnie Mays—six-of-six free throws—and Casey Wells contributed 13 points apiece.
GPC cut the Golden Eagles’ lead to 65-61 midway through the second half and drew within three, 83-80, with two minutes remaining after an eye-popping, snaking layup by Pinson and another layup by Henry.
But luck was with the Eagles on their next possession. From 24 feet straight out, Sherrod Wade threw up a desperation shot right before the shot clock buzzer sounded, and it banked in off the glass. With 1:26 remaining, that gave the hosts a six-point lead and essentially put the game out of reach.
Alijah Bennett scored 23 for Chattahoochee Tech (7-1, 2-1), and Alyja Hennings had 16, Amonte Potter 14 and Wade 12.
The Jaguars rest a week and then host Oxford College of Emory next Monday at 7 p.m. The nonconference game will be audio broadcast online with a link at the athletic homepage under Game Webcasts.
The Jaguars’ home games are played at GPC’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur Ga. 30034.November 30, 2013
Henry’s 5th double-double carries Jaguars
Shane Henry scored 19 points and pulled down 17 rebounds in Georgia Perimeter College’s 66-50 win over ABI Sports Academy Saturday at the AMC Thanksgiving Classic.
Jakoye Pinson added 11 points for Georgia Perimeter (7-2). Every Jaguar got a rebound and all but one scored.
Henry, who blocked six shots, posted his fifth double-double, including a triple-double in the season opener.
Monday the Jaguars travel to Chattahoochee Technical College for a 7:30 p.m. conference game. It will be audio broadcast online with a link at the athletic homepage under Game Webcasts.November 29, 2013
Buffen and Henry pace Jaguars at AMC Thanksgiving Classic
Sean Buffen poured in 20 points and Shane Henry scored 18 and snared 16 rebounds as Georgia Perimeter College defeated Carver Bible College 74-69 Friday at Atlanta Metro College’s AMC Thanksgiving Classic.
After trailing at halftime 34-33 Georgia Perimeter (6-2) outscored Carver 41-35 in the second half to seal the victory.
The Jaguars enjoyed a good night from the field, hitting 50 percent of their shots.
Buffen made seven of 10 field goal attempts and Henry was six-for-10. Casey Wells added 14 points on five-for-eight shooting, including three of six three-pointers. Ronnie Mays had nine points making three of six shots.
The Jaguars return to Atlanta Metro Saturday to play ABI Sports Academy at 2 p.m.November 21, 2013
Friday’s basketball game canceled
Jaguar head coach Alfred Barney announced today that the Friday, Nov. 22, men’s basketball game with Faith Academy has been canceled.
The Jaguars will head to Atlanta Metropolitan College on Nov. 29 and 30 for the AMC Thanksgiving Classic.
The Jaguars’ next home game will be on Dec. 9 as they host Oxford College of Emory at 7 p.m. at the Decatur Campus gymnasium.November 20, 2013
Jaguars hold on to drop GCAA leader
Sean Buffen scored 18 and three teammates reached double figures as the Jaguars opened their conference season Wednesday at Decatur Campus with an 82-75 victory over first-place Georgia Highlands College.
Overcoming a 12-point deficit, Georgia Perimeter rallied to a halftime 46-46 tie, built an 11-point lead in the second period and watched the margin fall to three-points in the final minutes before putting the Chargers away.
“We played well in spurts,” said head coach Alfred Barney. We got down 12 and then up 11 and let them come back because we didn’t protect the ball. But they came in 3-0 in the conference, so we’ll take it. I’m proud of our guys.”
GPC improves to 5-2 on the young season and 1-0 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Buffen had a hot hand, making four of five field goal attempts and 10 of 12 from the charity stripe.
Quintavias Virgil—who had four thefts—and Jakoye Pinson scored 14 points apiece, while Ronnie Mays contributed 10, along with six assists. Tyson Cantrell had four assists.
Tyler See led Georgia Highlands (3-3, 3-1 GCAA) with 21 points, and Donovan Harris registered 17 points and 12 rebounds.
The Chargers led 26-14 at the midpoint of the first half, but Buffen stopped the bleeding with a smooth layup through heavy traffic that produced a 3-point play. Two slam-jams by Shane Henry—one behind his head—deadlocked the game 46-46 at the intermission.
In the second half, an 11-2 run boosted the Jaguars to a 69-58 lead with 8:57 remaining. Then Georgia Highlands outscored the hosts 15-7, closing it to 76-73 with 2:24 left.
Virgil turned the tide with a dunk, and free throws by him, Mays and Buffen sealed the win.
Georgia Highlands has come a long way under head coach Phil Gaffney in the program’s second year. In their inaugural season, the Chargers resided in the GCAA cellar with a 0-30, 0-20 record.
“They’re going to be right up there this year,” Barney said.
The Jaguars’ game with Faith Academy, scheduled for Friday, has been cancelled, so their next outings will be at Atlanta Metro’s AMC Thanksgiving Classic on Nov. 29 and 30.
The next audio webcast will be Monday, Dec. 2, at Chattahoochee Technical College. The broadcast will start at 7:25 p.m. with a link on the athletic home page under “Game Webcasts.”November 16, 2013
Jaguars fall to Southern Union in Classic
The hosts didn’t fare well Saturday in the final game of the GPC Thanksgiving Classic at Decatur Campus as Southern Union State Community College downed Georgia Perimeter College 71-64.
Georgia Perimeter (4-2) played a clean game with only 13 turnovers, but the Jaguars were cold from the floor, making only 22 of 59 shots, 37.3 percent. They hit only two of 19 3-point attempts, 10.5 percent.
Dominque Miller came off the bench to lead GPC in scoring with 16 points. He sank three of four foul shots and was six of 11 from the field
Ronnie Mays contributed 14 points, and Shane Henry and Casey Wells each had nine. Henry led the team in rebounds with 13.
GPC kept it close all the way, but Southern Union, of Wadley, Ala., outscored the Jaguars in both halves, leading 35-31 at the intermission and winning the second half 36-33.
With league-leading Georgia Highlands (2-2, 2-0 GCAA) coming to GPC Wednesday, the Jaguars will open their Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association schedule. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.
To listen to the audio online broadcast, beginning at 7:25 p.m., visit the athletic home page and click on the link under “Game Webcasts.” The broadcast will be a continuation of the 5:30 women’s game webcast, so fans can link to the broadcast site at any time after 5:25.
The Jaguars’ home games are played at GPC’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur Ga. 30034.November 15, 2013
Pinson and Wells power 102-66 victory
Jakoye Pinson scored 21 points and Casey Wells had 19 as Georgia Perimeter College defeated Beacon Prepatory School 102-66 Friday in the GPC Thanksgiving Classic at Decatur Campus.
Dealing a hot hand, Pinson, a sophomore transfer from Limestone College (S.C.), hit nine of 13 field goals, including a 3-pointer, and was two-for-three from the foul line.
Wells, a freshman from Jonesboro, also was red-hot, hitting five of nine 3-pointers and seven of 12 overall field goal attempts.
Georgia Perimeter (4-1) shot 54.3 percent from the field. The Jaguars held a 48-33 halftime lead.
Quintavias Virgil added 10 points, and Shane Henry blocked six shots and dominated the boards with 13 rebounds. Ronnie Mays and Tyswon Cantrell were the big playmakers, handing out six and five assists, respectively.
Five players scored in double figures for Beacon Prep, led by P. Ballinger and T. White with 15 apiece.
In the opening game of the invitational tournament, South Georgia Tech defeated Southern Union State Community College (Ala.) 66-62.
GPC hosts Southern Union Saturday at 3 p.m., while South Georgia Tech and Beacon Prep play at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, GPC opens its Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association schedule, hosting league-leading Georgia Highlands (2-2, 2-0 GCAA). Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.
The game will be audio broadcast online, beginning at 7:25, with a link under “Game Webcasts” on the GPC athletic home page.
The GPC Thanksgiving Classic is being played at GPC’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur Ga. 30034.November 12, 2013
Four in double figures as Jaguars roll 86-64
Casey Wells and Sean Buffen scored 15 points each to lead Georgia Perimeter College to an 86-64 win over Atlanta Sports Academy Tuesday in Decatur.
Georgia Perimeter (2-1) led by only 37-31 at the intermission but the Jaguars poured it on in the second half, outscoring the visitors 49-33.
Wells sank nine of 10 foul shots, and just missed a triple-double with eight assists and 10 rebounds. Ronnie Mays and Jakoye Pinson contributed 13 points apiece.
Shane Henry led all rebounders with 15, scored nine points and blocked four shots.
K. Wainwright paced Atlanta Sports Academy with 19 points and Karlos Odum had 10.
This weekend the Jaguars host the GPC Thanksgiving Classic. South Georgia Tech opens the invitational Friday at 5 p.m. versus Southern Union State, and GPC plays Beacon Prep at 7 p.m. Saturday South Georgia and Beacon meet at 1 p.m. and the Jaguars take on Southern Union at 3 p.m.
The GPC Thanksgiving Classic will be played at GPC’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur Ga. 30034.November 9, 2013
No. 7 Chipola withstands Jaguar rally
Georgia Perimeter College came close to upsetting a nationally ranked Top 10 team Saturday, but came up short, losing to Chipola College 88-81 in the Georgia-Florida Shootout at Decatur Campus.
Down only 42-41 at halftime, Georgia Perimeter (2-1) trailed by as much as five points the first ten minutes of the final period. Then the Jaguars rallied and tie it at 65-65 on a Shane Henry three-point play. The surgee slipped away when Chipola pressed hard and scored 13 of the next 17 points.
“We played hard and competed. We even outrebounded them (40-33),” head coach Alfred Barney said “But we turned the ball over too much, particularly out front. Their press hurt us.”
GPC racked up 26 turnovers, but the Indians had 25. Chipola (3-0), ranked seventh in the NJCAA preseason poll, was led by Cinmeon Bowers and J. McKay with 29 and 25 points, respectively.
The Indians played without three players—Sam Cassell, Carlos Morris and Torian Graham—who accounted for 53 points in Friday’s 83-57 win over Atlanta Metro.
Leading GPC with 22 points and 15 rebounds, Henry posted his third double-double, the first of which was a triple-double. He sank 10 of 11 free throws, had three blocked shots and displayed several power dunks. Also hot at the foul line, Sean Buffen made 10 of 15 from the charity stripe and scored 18 points. Jakoye Pinson added 16 points and eight rebounds.
Buffen hit eight of 12 field goal attempts and sank 12 of 16 free throws. The Jaguars converted 28 of 36 foul shots, a positive sign for the future.
Tuesday the Jaguars host the Atlanta Sports Academy at 7:30 p.m. at the Decatur gymnasium.
The Jaguars’ home games are played at GPC’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur Ga. 30034.November 8, 2013
Buffen scores 28 in 101-69 win
Sean Buffen poured in 28 points, and Shane Henry had 20 to lead Georgia Perimeter College over Masten Basketball Academy 101-69 Friday in the nightcap of the Florida-Georgia Shootout in Decatur.
In the opening game of the invitational, Chipola College defeated Atlanta Metro College 83-57. GPC will take on Chipola—ranked seventh in the NJCAA preseason poll—at 3 p.m. Saturday. AMC and Masten will play at 1 p.m.
Buffen hit eight of 12 field goal attempts and sank 12 of 16 free throws.
Jakoye Pinson added 17 points for the Jaguars (2-0) and pulled down 11 rebounds, as did Henry. Buffen had 10 rebounds as GPC beat the visitors 52-29 on the glass.
Georgia Perimeter jumped out to a 24-2 lead in the first six minutes and led 65-30 at halftime. The Jaguars led by as much as 40 points in the final half.
C. Mathis and D. Short each scored 10 points for Masten.
CHIPOLA 83, ATLANTA METRO 57: Torian Graham paced Chipola with 22 points, including three 3-point field goals, Friday in the opening game of the GPC Classic. The Indians’ Sam Cassell followed with 17 and Carlos Morris had 14. For Atlanta Metro, Darrius Miles scored 13 points and Saiquan Terry added nine.
The Georgia-Florida Shootout is played at GPC’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur Ga. 30034.November 5, 2013
Jaguars sharp in season’s opener; Barney notches 400th win at GPC
Shane Henry posted a triple-double and two teammates registered double-doubles as Georgia Perimeter College defeated ABI Sports Academy 80-60 in the Jaguars’ season opener Tuesday at GPC’s Decatur Campus.
With the victory, Alfred Barney notched another impressive statistic—his 400th win as head coach at Georgia Perimeter.
Henry scored 10 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and terrorized the paint with 11 blocked shots.
“I can't recall anybody getting a triple-double for us in my 17 years as head coach here,” Barney said.
Jakoye Pinson led GPC scorers with 19 points and pulled down 17 rebounds. Freshman guard-forward Sean Buffen followed with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Quintavias Virgil finished with 12 points.
After ABI took a mid-half 19-8 lead, Virgil, another freshman guard-forward, launched three 3-pointers within three minutes to pull the Jaguars back into the game.
A 3-point goal by Jarius Smith ended a first-half exchange of eight lead changes and gave GPC a 25-23 advantage it never relinquished.
The Jaguars led 34-29 at the half and dominated the second half, which featured four dunks by Henry and a soaring jam by Pinson.
Buffen made seven of nine field goal attempts and sank four of five free throws.
Beginning his 18th season as GPC’s head coach, Barney has gathered 400 wins and 172 losses. His teams have captured eight conference championships and made six national tournament appearances, including a final-four finish in 2002-2003.
This weekend, GPC's Homecoming Weekend, the Jaguars host their annual Georgia-Florida Shootout. Friday at 5 p.m. Atlanta Metropolitan College will face Chipola College (Fla.), and at 7 p.m. GPC will play Andrew Young Prep Academy.
Saturday Andrew Young and Atlanta Metro play at 1 p.m. and GPC takes on Chipola at 3 p.m. Chipola, a perennial powerhouse, is ranked seventh in the National Junior College Athletic Association preseason poll.
The Georgia-Florida Shootout will be played at GPC’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur Ga. 30034.May 13, 2013
Signees bring scoring talents to GPC
Three high school basketball stars recently signed scholarships to play for Georgia Perimeter College, and they may plug some gaps for the Jaguars in the 2013-14 season.
According to their high school records and remarks by GPC head coach Alfred Barney, the trio represents a good mix of scoring ability, playmaking, rebounding and all-around athleticism.
“We’re going to have shooters,” said Barney, who announced the signings. “That was lacking last season—consistency from the floor and at the foul line.”
In March Barney’s Jaguars missed the semifinals of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (Region 17 of the National Junior College Athletic Association) for the first time in his 17 seasons as head coach. The Jaguars finished with a 17-14 record, 11-9 in the conference for a substandard fifth place in the final standings. Putting the ball in the hoop was at issue throughout the season.
At Central High School in Macon, Quintavious Virgil averaged 16 points on the way to earning second team All-Middle Georgia honors. Barney anticipates Virgil mostly will play the shooting guard position.
“Quintavious is a tremendous shooter. He can put the ball in the hole from anywhere,” Barney said. “We haven’t had a shooter like that since—I don’t know when. And he has good size.”
Virgil averaged 6.5 rebounds per game, and Barney indicated he also may see some action at small forward. He handed out 2.5 assists and lifted 1.8 steals per game for the Chargers, who were coached by Andre Taylor.
Sean Buffen, a 6-2 guard, hails from Spencer High School in Columbus, where he averaged a whopping 30 points while grabbing eight rebounds and dishing off two assists per game. “He’s a scorer—in high school he had games over 30, over 40. He’s strong—he’s just an athlete,”Barney said.
Indeed, Buffen produced seven 40-point games for coach Walter Jackson’s Green Wave, including 49 and 50-point performances.
Defenders trying to stop Buffen don’t want to foul him. He had 31 free throw attempts in one game and sank 25 of them.
Tyswon Cantrell averaged 15 points and 7.3 rebounds per game at West Hall High School in Oakwood. He hit 49 percent of his field goal attempts and was a 72 percent free-throw shooter.
Possibly the most important attribute for Barney is that Cantrell brings an accomplished playmaking ability to the table. He averaged 5.2 assists per game for coach Warren Sellers and the Spartans.
“He has good size and great court vision,” Barney said. “He’s a tremendous defensive player, and he does what we want him to do—he feeds before he eats.”