Jets come from behind to defeat Gordon State

Published 12:53 pm Monday, January 29, 2018

By Staff Reports


BARNESVILLE, GA – Rico Simmons scored 26 points to lead the South Georgia Tech Jets (13-8, 6-2) to a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Conference (GCAA) victory over Gordon State.

With the win, the Jets are currently in second place in the GCAA at 6-2. Gordon State dropped to 3-4 in the conference and 8-13 overall.

Simmons hit three of six shots from beyond the arc and went perfect from the foul line, hitting all seven of his free-throw attempts.

Three other Jets scored in double-figures.  Dawan Bass scored 21 points, Mike Boone poured in 15, and Emeshuan Offord came off the bench to score 14 points.

The Jets trailed 43-42 at halftime, but started out strong in the second half. They outscored Gordon State 49-41 in the second half to secure a 91-84 victory.

Both the Jets and the Lady Jets will host East Georgia State College in a conference double-header on Wednesday, January 31. The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

The Lady Jets currently stand in first place in the GCAA. Both teams will travel to Macon for a conference rematch with Central Georgia Tech on Saturday, February 3. Tip-off for the Lady Jets’ game is at 2 p.m., followed by the Jets at 4 p.m.