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Basketball Opens Season 3-0

GCC sophomore Lindsay Valentine hits the game-tying FT with :23 seconds to go in the game.

November 15, 2011 Deptford, NJ

The GCC women's basketball team has opened the season 3-0 after their thrilling, come from behind win over Atlantic Cape CC on Tuesday night at Gloucester County College. The Roadrunners defeated Salem CC and Camden CC in their first two games of the season.

GCC led the Bucaneers from Atlantic Cape 33-32 at halftime on Tuesday but fell behind in the second half as ACCC's Autumn Foreman went on a scoring spree (scoring 13 of her 18 points) in the second frame. With less than ten minutes to go GCC Head Coach Tom McCormack called timeout as the Roadrunners trailed by ten points. The Roadrunners turned up the defensive pressure and forced several late turnovers to get back into the game but still trailed by one point with :23 seconds to go. That is when GCC sophomore Lindsay Valentine hit the key free throw to tie it. That was followed by another ACCC turnover and then a game winning shot by Lavon Childress with 2.3 seconds left on the clock.

The dramatic win gives the Roadrunners some momentum heading into this weekend's CCM Lady Titans Fall Tournament hosted by the County College of Morris. The Roadrunners will face Orange CC (NY) in their first game on Saturday at 4pm. They will face either CC Morris or Jefferson CC on Sunday in either the consolation game or championship game.