Jaguar Women's Basketball News Region 17 Champion 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Clark named to All-Region 17 team
The Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association has released the All-Region teams for the 2014-2015 season. All-region is selected each year by the men’s and women’s Division I basketball coaches and include Georgia Perimeter College’s women’s player, Danielle Clark and men’s player, Casey Wells.
On the women’s side, Coach Lea Henry of Darton State College was named Coach of the Year. Shanea Ambrister was named Player of the Year and Ta’Asia Wright of Atlanta Metropolitan College was named Freshman Player of the Year.
Clark, a sophomore guard, was selected to the third team All-Region. Clark saw 27 games this season and was a starting player in 21 games. Her season high was 32 points against Pensacola State College on Nov. 28 in the GPC Classic. The Jaguars won that game 74-55, their second win of the season. Clark also posted big against Roane State Community College on Nov. 1 in the Walters State Tournament.
Clark finished the season averaging 14 points per game and totaled 377 points this season. She shot 30.9 percent from the field, 25.9 percent from 3-point range, and 68 percent from the free throw line.
Clark is a Stone Mountain High School alum from Douglasville, Georgia. She is studying sports management.
Georgia Perimeter finished their season with a 15-16 overall record with an 11-7 record in the GCAA. The Jaguars season ended Tuesday, February 24 against Georgia Highlands College in the GCAA tournament Quarter-finals. South Georgia Technical College went on to take the championship for Region 17.
2014-2015 Women’s Basketball All-Region 17 Team
Coach of the Year: Lea Henry- Darton State College; Player of the Year: Shanea Ambrister- Darton State College; Freshman Player of the Year: Ta’Asia Wright- Atlanta Metropolitan College
First Team: Shanea Ambrister- Darton State College; Keyondra Jenkins- South Georgia Technical College; TaQuandra Mike- South Georgia Technical College; Aujana Dawkins- Georgia Highlands College; Alexis Armstrong- South Georgia Technical College
Second Team: Quiondra Darrisaw- Albany Technical College; Ta’Asia Wright- Atlanta Metropolitan College; Chelsea McIntyre- Andrew College; Ra’Keta Shelton- Central Georgia Technical College; B’Kiya Webb- Darton State College
Third Team: Va’Queshia Hall- Georgia Highlands College; Domonique Clune- East Georgia State College; Danielle Clark- Georgia Perimeter College; Molly Brown- South Georgia Technical College; Tyeshia Smith- Darton State CollegeFebruary 24, 2015
Sophomore Night a success, last home game for women’s basketball
Sophomore night for the Georgia Perimeter College women’s basketball team was just as bitter as sweet. The Jaguars took one last great victory on the floors of Jaguar Arena beating South Georgia Technical College 88-76 in the last home game ever for the program.
This season around, while Georgia Perimeter College celebrates its 50th anniversary, the basketball program celebrated sophomore night, this time for both freshman and sophomores as the program prepares to close the doors to Jaguar Arena. By 2016, Georgia State University will absorb Georgia Perimeter therefore eliminating the Jaguar athletic program.
But despite a great win, how do fans, players, coaches, staff and alumni say goodbye to such a long-running, successful program? The Jaguars answered with an outstanding performance against the Jets who are ranked second in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association Region 17 conference.
Danielle Clark led the team to victory with 20 points. Jazzmine Cook followed with 18 points. Jasmine Robertson and Taylor Boyd each contributed 15 points and Jennifer Tindi added 10 points.
Leading the half 39-34, the Jaguars came out of the gates with great energy. Georgia Perimeter pushed ahead by as much as eight points in the first seven minutes of the game. The Jets caught up ten minutes into the game with solid plays and attacks to the paint that sent players to the free throw line. The Jets tied 17-17 with an eight point run.
The Jaguars fought to stay ahead and finished the half five points ahead with 80 percent at the free throw line and 42.9 percent from the field. The ladies took advantage of 10 points from the Jets’ turnovers and seven points from second chance opportunities. Clark had already tallied 14 points of her points here.
The energy did not die for the Jaguars in the final half. The Jaguars hit eight points within the first two minutes of the game pushing ahead by ten points and seeming to conquer every possession. The Jets came as close at seven points in reach of the game but never caught up. The Jaguars shot 48.3 percent from the field to the Jets’ 39.7 percent. The Jets won the boards by far with 50 total rebounds to the Jaguars’ 29 rebounds.
Sophomore Alexis Armstrong led the Jets with a double-double, 26 points and 12 rebounds. Deana Williams followed with 13 points.
The Jaguars ended their regular season 15-15 overall and 11-7 in the conference, which seeded them 5th for the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 17 tournament.
The conference tournament begins Tuesday, February 24 for the Quarter Finals. The Jaguars will face fourth seed Georgia Highlands College on Tuesday 6 p.m. in Rome, Georgia. The winner will advance to the Semi-finals Friday 27th at something p.m. Fans may listen to the broadcast by visiting the homepage and checking the link located under â€œGame Webcastsâ€�.February 8, 2015
Cavaliers drop Jaguars, 65-53
The Georgia Perimeter College women’s basketball team lost 65-53 to conference leaders Darton State College Saturday, Feb. 7.
Jasmine Robertson led the Jaguars (11-15 overall, 7-7 Georgia College Athletic Association) in scoring with 19 points. Jazzmine Cook and Taylor Boyd followed with ten and nine points respectively.
The Jaguars, down just eight points at the half, were able to hold the Cavalier’s third leading scorer in the nation, Shanea Ambrister, to just six points for the game. Ambrister was 0-4 at the half, but averages 27.1 points per game with a 53 percent field goal average and a 44 percent three-point average.
The Darton Cavaliers, ahead 26-18 took off on a 13 point run within the first five minutes of the second half.
Despite the visitor’s 27 turnovers, the Cavaliers would not let up and capitalized off 14 second-chance points as well as 16 points from the turnovers.
The Jaguars began to put up a tougher fight late into the game and close what was a 26-point lead for Darton State to just 12 points within the last five minutes. The Jaguars were outrebounded 59-33 and only shot a 26.3 in the field to Darton’s 42 percent.
B’Kyia Webb led the Cavaliers with 18 points, 11 rebounds. Tyeshia Smith added with 17 points and 14 rebounds while Shaineequah Fluellyn put up 14 points with seven rebounds.
The Jaguars return to action Monday, Feb. 9 at Gordon State College, then visit Chattahoochee Technical College Thursday, Feb. 12.February 6, 2015
Clark scores 24 in win over Atlanta Metro
Danielle Clark scored 24 points to lead visiting Georgia Perimeter College to a 74-65 win over Atlanta Metropolitan College Wednesday night.
The Jaguars, now 11-4 overall and 7-6 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association, largely benefitted from the wealth of free throws shot by Clark, who booked 18 of 21 shot attempts (85.7 percent) in the second half.
The Jaguars won the half 31-30, only hitting the first bucket after four minutes into the half. Trailblazer Carolina Alexander, who scored 15 points for the game, kept the Jaguars on a close chase with two
three-pointers by the ten minute mark. The Jaguars finally tied the game 18-18 with seven minutes left in the half, then pushed ahead with just a minute left after two three-pointers from freshman guard, Rau’Jua Terry and another steal and score on the offensive end.
Although the second half was won 43-35, the Jaguars struggled at times on the boards. Atlanta Metro grabbed a total of 55 rebounds with 33 coming from their offensive end. Trailblazer forwards, Ta’Asia Wright and Vanessa Calhoun, were double digits in rebounds 19 and 13 respectively. Most of those rebounds came from the offensive boards, 11 and 10 respectively.
Wright led the Trailblazers with 23 points and is ranked 5th by the National Junior Athletic Association in rebounding. She averages 13.7 rebounds per game.
Clark first visited the free throw line on a made shot early into the second half. Trailblazers could not stop her consistent penetration which mostly resulted in a foul. Clark only missed her first three free throws.
Jasmine Roberston tallied 12 points and four assists for the Jaguars, followed by Terry who added ten points with seven rebounds and Jazzmine Cook scored nine points.
Ty’Nika Johnson fouled out of the game in the last minute but added eight points and ten rebounds. Taylor Boyd also used her five fouls and added seven points with six rebounds for the Jaguars.
The Jaguars will fight for seeding in the GCAA conference tournament when they face Darton State College Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. Darton leads the conference 12-2 , GCAA and 22-4 overall.
The game will be audio webcast with a link under "Game Webcasts" on the athletic home page.
The Jaguars’ home games are played at GPC’s Decatur Campus,3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur, Ga. 30034.January 30, 2015
Titans down Jaguars 72-53
The Georgia Perimeter College women’s basketball team lost 72-53 in Tuesday night’s game against Central Georgia Technical College at Jaguar arena.
The Jaguars led 31-30 at halftime for a winning battle,
but right into the second half the Titans pushed their way to a ten-point lead then easily stretched the gap by 20 points.
Danielle Clark and Jazzmine Cook led the team in scoring, 16 and ten points respectively. RauJua Terry and Ty’Nika â€œTyâ€� Johnson each added 8 points.
Georgia Perimeter is now 6-5 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association and 10-13 overall. Central Georgia sits in third place in the GCAA 8-3, with a 14-7 overall record.
The Jaguars really capitalized in the three-point range during the first half. They knocked down 18 points to Central Georgia’s zero. With less than five minutes left in the first half, Clark hit two back-to-back three-pointers pushing the Jaguars ahead 21-20.
The Titans posted five points over the next minute but the Jaguars trailed close behind. Central Georgia was sent to the foul line three times before Clark set up for a three pointer then stole the ball and scored for the last play of the half.
The Jaguars’ hot hands went cold in the second half. The Titans came out of the gates with an 11-point run in the first four minutes of the game, capitalizing from turnovers and scoring easy fastbreak points. Central Georgia found 16 of their points from Perimeter#8217;s 17 turnovers. Thirteen goals were second chance points from Central Georgia's 17 offensive rebounds.
Aleisha Merriweather (freshman forward) dominated for the Titans scoring 20 points with nine rebounds and two assists. Keyondra Jenkins (sophomore guard) followed with 15 points with four assists and two steals.
The Jaguars will go on the road for another week. First stop is Swainsboro, Georgia to see East Georgia State College on Saturday. Next Wednesday, February 4, the ladies head back to Atlanta to face Atlanta Metropolitan College at 5:30 p.m.
The Jaguar’s home games are played at GPC’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur, Ga. 30034.January 21, 2015
Jaguars lose to Jets 75-55
The Georgia Perimeter College women’s basketball team (9-12, 5-4) lost 75-55 against South Georgia Technical College (16-4, 8-1) Wednesday night in Americus, Georgia.
Taylor Boyd and Danielle Clark led Georgia Perimeter in scoring with 13 points each.
The Jaguars were down 26-21 in the first half but the game only stretched to a 20 point lead for the Jets. Georgia Perimeter was badly outrebounded 45-22, allowing 18 of those to come from the Jets’ offensive boards. Paired with 24 turnovers from the Jaguars, the Jets were able to take 61 shot attempts resulting in 45.9 percent from the field.
TaQuandra Mike led the Jets with 14 points, three assists and five steals. Cierra Bond and Alexis Armstrong followed with 11 points each. Armstrong achieved a double-double with 12 rebounds.
The Jaguars return home Saturday, Jan. 24 to play Albany Technical College. The game will be webcast. Visit www.gpc.edu/athletic and look under â€œGame Webcastsâ€� for the link.
The Jaguars’ home games are played at GPC’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur, Ga. 30034January 17, 2015
Jaguars defeat Tigers 62-57
The Georgia Perimeter College women’s basketball team (9-11, 5-3) win in Cuthbert, Georgia 62-57 against Andrew College
(4-11, 1-7) Saturday, January 17.
Down 28-20 in the first half, The Jaguars completely came back to outscore the Tigers hitting 26 out 28 (44.8 percent) goals for the game over their opponents’ 19 of 54 (35.2 percent).
Freshman guard Jazzmine Cook led the team with 14 points followed by sophomore Taylor Boyd with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Aleayah Hendrix with 10 points.
This is the Jaguars’ first play in a week, since Wednesday’s forfeit from Chattahoochee Technical College.
The win gives momentum for the women to face tough conference opponent South Georgia Technical College Wednesday Jan. 21 in Americus, Georgia. The Jets are on a three-game streak and are number two in the conference.
The Jaguars return for a home game Saturday, Jan. 24 against Albany Technical College. The game will be webcast.
Visit www.gpc.edu/athletic and look under â€œGame Webcastsâ€� for the link.
The Jaguars’ home games are played at GPC’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur Ga. 30034.November 22, 2014
Jaguars fall to Tallahassee
Georgia Perimeter College (1-6, 1-0) fell to another early season tough opponent, Tallahassee Community College (6-1), 63-49 Saturday at Jaguar Arena.
Raujua Terry led the team with 18 points, Danielle Clark followed with nine points and Taylor Boyd added five points with six rebounds.
The Jaguars were only down by nine points at the half but could not pull through a win. Field goal percentages for the Jaguars were just as well as their opponent and even better at the free throw line but, rebounds always prove to be crucial in the game of basketball. Georgia Perimeter failed 57-38 in rebounding, along with 37 turnovers to the Eagles’ 22.
The Jaguars return home next weekend to host the GPC Classic. The invitational begins Friday at 12 p.m. featuring seven teams: Georgia Highlands College, Northwest Florida State College, Roane State Community College, Eastern Florida State College, Gulf Coast State College, Pensacola State College, and fellow Region 17 opponent, Central Georgia Technical College.
Friday, the Jaguars play Pensacola State and Saturday, Northwest Florida State. Both games start at 6 p.m. and will be audio webcast via EZ Stream and nhsbn.com. Follow the links on the homepage to tune in.
The Jaguars’ home games are played at GPC’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur Ga. 30034.November 19, 2014
Jaguars win in Griffin
Georgia Perimeter College won 90-33 against Southern Crescent Technical College Tuesday in Griffin, Georgia.
Abreyln Racklely and Raujua Terry each scored 17 points for the Jaguars’ first Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association win. The ladies held the six-man team to only 12 points in the first half and out rebounded their opponents by 27.
The Jaguars, now 1-5 (1-0), kicked off the season with tough matches such as Chipola College, ranked fourth, and Gulf Coast State College, ranked 12th on the National Junior College Athletic Association poll. Each year the team starts the season against top-ranked teams in the NJCAA in efforts to gain experience and grow as players.
The Jaguars come home Saturday, Nov. 22 to face Tallahassee Community College just before the men continue their Thanksgiving Classic. Central Georgia Technical College will face West Georgia Technical College at 1 p.m. The Jaguars will finish the classic against Southern Union State Community College at 3 p.m.
The Jaguars’ home games are played at GPC’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur Ga. 30034.September 17, 2014
Rackley attends NJCAA All-Star Weekend
Congratulations to Abrelyn Rackley who participated in the National Junior College Athletic Association All-Star Weekend July 24-27 in Niceville, Florida. In its sixth year, the All-Star Weekend brings together the top 40 upcoming junior college sophomores under one arena.
Players from around the country spent Friday practicing and working through individual and team drills. Later that evening the players attended the NJCAA Hall of Fame banquet where legendary Coach David Kragel, Walter’s State, was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Coach Kragel is currently in his 37th season as the Senator’s coach with a career record of 806-258 entering the 2013-2014 campaign.
After a brief walk-through Saturday morning, the players got the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of over 30 four-year colleges representing the Atlantic 10, Atlantic Sun, Conference USA, PAC-12, SEC, and Sunbelt conferences.
In her first game, Rackley played both inside and outside to finish with 11 points and five rebounds in a hard fought loss by her team. Returning Sunday morning for her final game, Rackley put up another solid effort finishing with eight points, six rebounds, and two assists.
Overall, Head Coach James Waldon stated Abrelyn had a solid weekend and played well enough to catch the attention of several coaches in attendance. When asked, Rackley stated the weekend was fun and it was a great honor to be around some of the best players in the country.
The Jaguars begin this season Oct. 4 at the Tarheel Jamboree and host their first home game Nov. 22 against Tallahassee Community College.
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