Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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February 4, 2014

Lady Jets capture 16th straight win, Jets take seventh in a row over Middle Georgia

CUTHBERT — The nationally ranked South Georgia Technical College Jets and Lady Jets both posted Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) wins over Middle Georgia State College on the road Thursday. The Lady Jets then defeated Andrew College on the road Saturday as both teams extended lengthy winning streaks and improve their overall records while remaining in first place in the GCAA standings.

The 15th ranked Lady Jets captured their amazing16th consecutive victory and remained unbeaten in the GCAA with the 90–56 win over Middle Georgia and their 70–43 win over Andrew College. The Lady Jets are currently 14–0 in the conference and 21–3 overall. Middle Georgia is 4=–9 in the conference and 7–10 overall. They are currently ranked eighth in the GCAA. Andrew College is now 6–8 in the GCAA and 7–10 overall. They are seeded sixth in the GCAA.

The Jets, who are ranked 18th in the NJCAA national standings, took control of their game against Middle Georgia in the first half and hung on to capture the 67–57 victory for their seventh consecutive win. The Jets are now 10–2 in the conference and 19–3 overall. Middle Georgia is 2–9 in the GCAA and 5–16 overall. They are in 10th place in the GCAA standings.

In the Middle Georgia game, sophomore Shameekia Murray and sophomore Nikkei Blackburn were the leading scorers with 17 points each. Blackburn also had 11 rebounds. Three other Lady Jets were in double-figures. TaQuandra Mike joined Nikkei Blackburn with a double-double game by scoring in double figures and pulling down double digit rebounds.

Freshman shooting guard Kadejah Huggins scored 12 points for the Lady Jets against Middle Georgia. She also had four assists and four steals. Freshman shooting forward TaQuandra Mike added 11 points, 10 rebounds and six steals. Sophomore Delisia Sharpe tossed in 10 points and had five rebounds.

Two other sophomores, Alexia Somerset and Shaquita Snow, also had big games against Middle Georgia. Somerset pulled in 10 rebounds and had seven points and Snow had eight assists, seven steals, and eight points.

In the Lady Jets game against Andrew College on Saturday, Murray led the way in scoring with 23 points and was followed by Somerset, who tossed in 20 points. Blackburn contributed 12 rebounds and two points and Shaquita Snow had seven assists, three steals and three points.

In the Jets win over Middle Georgia State College, two Jets were in double-figures. Sophomore Anthony Ethridge led the way with 22 points and 15 total rebounds. Vantrail Commings was the only other Jet in double-figures, and he had 11 points and seven rebounds.

The Jets and Lady Jets travel to Albany on Wednesday, Feb. 5 for a double-header with Albany Tech. Albany Tech’s men are currently in last place with a 2–10 record in the GCAA, but they handed the Jets one of their two conference losses in a narrow 64–61 decision in Americus on Dec. 14. The Lady Titans are currently 6–6 and in fifth place in the conference.

The next home game for the Jets will be Saturday, Feb. 8th at 3 p.m. The men will host South Georgia State College. The Lady Jets will travel to Albany to take on fourth place Darton at 12 noon that day in a game that was rescheduled. 

The next home game for both squads will be Tuesday, Feb. 11 when the Jets and Lady Jets host Georgia Highlands State College. Georgia Highlands’ women are in second place and the Georgia Highlands men are ranked seventh.

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