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Missed opportunities lead to loss for Jets

From Staff Reports

 

MACON, GA – The South Georgia Technical College men’s basketball team had opportunities in the closing minutes to win, but could not cash in as the Titans of Central Georgia Technical College defeated the Jets 76-71 on Wednesday, January 2, at CGTC.

The loss drops the Jets to 4-11 overall and 0-1 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Conference (GCAA).

The Jets missed several dunks, free throws and committed turnovers in the last two minutes of the game. With less than eight seconds remaining, the Jets had the ball and had a chance to tie the game. However, they were unable to inbound the ball. The Titans got the ball, went the length of the court and scored the final basket to win.

SGTC freshman guard Justin Johnson led the Jets in scoring with 26 points. Johnson scored 14 in the first half and 12 in the second half. He shot 12-of-23 from the field and went 2-for-3 from the foul line. Johnson was the only SGTC player to score in double-figures.

Sophomore forward Adonis Green scored nine points and Macon, GA native Brice Paster scored seven. The rest of the Jets’ starting five scored a total of 11 points.

The Titans were led in scoring by Champ Dawson with 20 points. Two other CGTC players scored in double-figures. DeJon Waters Jr. scored 14 points and Aaron Ridley III scored 12.

The Jets will try to rebound from the loss and will try for their first conference victory when they host Andrew College on Saturday, January 5. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.