Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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December 8, 2012

Jets defeat Gordon College in overtime

GAINSVILLE — The South Georgia Technical College Jets returned to their winning ways with a 95–89 overtime win over Gordon College in Gainesville, Ga. on Tuesday night. The Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) conference victory put the Jets at 9–1 overall and 4–1 in the conference.  The Jets moved into third place in the GCAA standings behind Chattahoochee Tech and East Georgia.

“This was a big win for us, coming off of our first loss Saturday night against East Georgia College,” said South Georgia Technical College Athletic Director and Jets head basketball coach Steven Wright. We found ourselves down by as many as 14 points in the first half, but we battled through and pulled out a huge road win to get back on the winning track.”

The Jets fell behind 41–32 at the end of the first half. They came back and tied the game at 78–78 at the end of regulation play. The Jets outscored Gordon 17–11 in the five-minute overtime period to clinch the 95-89 victory.

“We struggled in handling adversity against East Georgia on Saturday, but last night we remained strong, trusted in each other, focused on the next possession and defeated the GCAA’s preseason favorite. I am proud of our effort, our mental toughness, and hopefully this is a stride in the right direction,” said Wright.

Five Jets posted in double-figures against Gordon College. Stedmon Lemon led the Jets with 20 points and he was followed by fellow starters Anthony Ethridge with 17, Octavius Green with 16 and B.J. Davis with 14 points.  Dario Duque, the fifth starter, tossed in nine points. Ryan Outar came off the bench and added 10 points for the Jets.

Gordon College was led in scoring by Marquis Barnes with 27 points.

The Jets will return home on Monday, December 10th to take on the Glove Prep.

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