As of 8 p.m. Friday night, however, the streak officially ended in Morrow, Georgia.
Down 11 at the intermission, Bobcat head coach David Stephenson said he took the halftime break to change mentalities.
“We were up late in the half and then Clayton (State) went on a run,” said Stephenson. “That was unacceptable. We’ve been close in too many ball games over the past two months to not grab a win this time.”
And that’s exactly what the young Bobcats did.
GNTC would waste no time getting back on their game plan and turning their 11-point deficit at the break into a six-point road win, 59-53, over the Clayton State University Laker club squad.
Freshman point guard Matt Woods led the surge with a double-double performance in a dozen points and 10 rebounds on the night. Co-captain Kyle Wilson led all scorers with 16.
One noticeable difference since the Christmas break has been discipline and depth.
“When the new quarter started, we were down to just seven student-athletes on the roster,” said Stephenson. “But we were down to seven incredibly driven and talented individuals who are buying into the system.
After just missing out on the win last week at home, this feels good.”
Georgia Northwestern (3-8, 0-6) go up Lookout Mountain for another road battle on Tuesday night. This time, it will be against the Covenant College JV squad.
It was this same team that GNTC topped just before going on the five-game slide. The Bobcats won that match at Rossville Athletic Center, 63-57, on Nov. 27.