Nieves outside shooting sets the tone for Lady Jets’ win

Published 2:37 pm Thursday, January 3, 2019

From Staff Reports


MACON, GA – South Georgia Technical College sophomore guard Alyssa Nieves hit six consecutive three-point shots in the first half to help SGTC set the tone for the game as they went on to defeat Central Georgia Technical College 87-58 on Wednesday, January 2, at CGTC.

The win improves the Lady Jets’ overall record to 15-2 and they are now 7-0 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Conference (GCAA).

“Alyssa Nieves had a great game,” SGTC head coach James Frey said. “She definitely had a hot shooting hand in the first few minutes and that allowed us to jump out to a big lead and keep it.”

The Lady Jets went up 28-15 at the end of the first quarter and then increased their lead to 46-22 by halftime. SGTC continued to outscore CGTC in the second half and coasted to victory. They are currently in first place in the GCAA standings. CGTC is currently in third place in the GCAA at 4-2 and has a 5-10 overall record. Georgia Highlands is currently in second place in the GCAA (5-0) and has an overall record of 8-8.

Nieves scored 22 points in just 21 minutes of playing time. She shot 6-for-8 from the three-point line and was a perfect 2-for-2 from the foul line. Sophomore forward Fatou Pouye also scored in double-figures for the Lady Jets. Pouye scored 16 points and sophomore center Bigue Sarr scored 11. Freshman Kamya Hollingshed came off the bench to hit three three-pointers to end up with nine points.

The Lady Jets will return to action on Saturday, January 5, when they host GCAA opponent Andrew College. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.