SGTC Lady Jets move up to 18th place in national ranking
Published 6:00 pm Wednesday, February 17, 2016
From STAFF REPORTS
AMERICUS – The top-ranked Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association’s (GCAA) South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Lady Jets moved up two spots into 18th place in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I women’s basketball Top 25 poll, released February 10th. SGTC is still the only Georgia team included in the NJCAA Division I national rankings.
“We just have to keep winning,” said SGTC Athletic Director and Lady Jets head coach, James Frey. “This is the time of the year when every win counts. We are in a good spot right now, but we have to keep winning to move forward.”
In addition to the Lady Jet’s 18th place overall ranking in women’s NJCAA Division I basketball, the Lady Jets also had several individual players spotlighted.
Brittney Delva, a sophomore point guard from Tallahassee, FL, is listed in third place in the nation in assists per game. Delva is averaging 7.4 points per game over 26 games. Delva also moved up one spot into 21st place in the nation in steals with an average of 3.0 per game. She was listed at 22nd the previous week.
Angela Tompkins, a 6’1” sophomore from Punta Gorda, FL, is currently ranked 12th in the nation in scoring, with a total of 475 points. Tompkins also remained sixth in field goal percentage shooting with a 61.3 percent success rate and is also listed at 25th in the nation in per-game scoring with an average of 18.3 points over the 26 games she has played in this season.
Tompkins is also the ninth overall best rebounder in the country with a total of 282 rebounds this season. Tompkins dropped one spot to 26th in total rebounds with an average of 10.8 every time she takes the court. That includes an average of 3.9 offensively, and 7.0 rebounds defensively, which is 19th in the nation. Her 3.9 offensive rebounds per game earned her the 42nd spot in the nation.
Sophomore, Cierra Bond, a 5”10 guard from Inkster, MI, is ranked 32nd in the nation in three-point shooting percentage. She is hitting 41.1 percent of her three point shots and is averaging a total of 13.7 points per game.
Freshman LeDeja James, a 5’8” point guard from Virginia Beach, VA is listed in the 38th position in the nation in free throw percentage shooting. James is hitting 80.7 percent of her free throws and averaging 7.5 points per game.
The Lady Jets are currently 22–5 this season and ranked first in the GCAA with a 12–2 conference record. Georgia Highlands is in second place with an 11–2 conference record, followed by Darton and Atlanta Metro who are in third and fourth place with 9–4 and 7–4 records, respectively. SGTC’s losses were to Central Georgia Tech and Georgia Highlands and Georgia’s Highland’s losses were to South Georgia Tech and Darton.