By Randy Schafer – Dunwoody Campus News Editor
The Men’s GPC Jaguars battled through the regular season and the first round Region 17 tournament game, only to fall one game short of making it to the championship, ending with a 21-11 record.
For the second year in a row, the Men’s GPC Jaguars basketball team has lost to the College of Coastal Georgia Mariners in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 17 semifinals.
The Jaguars lost a close 89-83 game at Coastal’s home court in Brunswick, March 4, improving upon their previous loss of 86-68 last year.
Musa Abdul-Aleem led in scoring with 24 points, followed by his twin brother, Muhammad Abdul-Aleem, who scored 13 points.
The Jaguars started the tournament on a good note defeating the South Georgia Technical College Jets in a heated first round game, by a score of 81 to 74, March 1, at the Decatur GPC campus.
Musa Abdul-Aleem led the Jaguars in scoring with 23 points and teammate Jarrett Stokes, followed closely with 18 points against the Jets.