Two Jets, Two Lady Jets ranked in NJCAA standings

Published 8:00 am Saturday, January 24, 2015

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College has two players from both the Jets and Lady Jets basketball squads included in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) individual national rankings this past week for their outstanding performances on the court.

The Jets and the Lady Jets are both the defending GCAA champions and earned a trip to the NJCAA finals in Kansas last year. Both teams finished among the top sixteen two-year colleges in the nation. This year, the Jets are currently 10–8 overall and 3–5 in the conference. The Lady Jets are in second place in the GCAA with a 7–1 record and a 15–4 overall performance.

Malcolm Stegall and Christian Nobles were the two Jets who cracked the NJCAA individual rankings and TaQuandra Mike and Alexis Armstrong were the Lady Jets who were ranked among the top 50 women’s basketball players in the NJCAA.

Freshman forward Malcolm Stegall, from Marietta, was ranked thirteenth in the nation in three point percentage shooting. He is shooting fifty-two percent from the three point line over the Jets’ last 11 games. Christian Nobles, another first year sophomore at South Georgia Tech from Martinez, plays the point guard position and is listed as twenty-fifth in the NJCAA in assists per game with an average of 6 over 16 games.

For the Lady Jets, Alexis Armstrong, a first year sophomore at South Georgia Tech from Charlotte, NC, is ranked twenty-second in the nation in field goal percentage shooting. She has hit 58.3 percent of her shots from the floor over the last 17 games. She is currently averaging 10.1 points per game.

Armstrong is also ranked thirty-sixth in the NJCAA in total rebounds this season with 160. She is ranked twenty-sixth in the nation in offensive rebounds with an average of 4.2 per game. She is averaging 9.4 rebounds per game.

TaQuandra Mike, the Lady Jets sophomore from Savannah who helped lead SGTC to the GCAA championship and NJCAA national tournament last season, is currently sixteenth in the nation in steals per game with an average of 3.5. She was also listed as fiftieth in the NJCAA in total points scored with 287 this season.

Both the Jets and the Lady Jets will be in action this week against conference opponents. They will host Georgia Perimeter in a double-header Wednesday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Hangar and then travel to Macon on Saturday, January 24th to take on Central Georgia Tech at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.