Jets and Lady Jets split conference games with East Georgia State

Published 7:07 pm Thursday, January 31, 2019

From Staff Reports


SWAINSBOROI, GA – The South Georgia Technical College women’s basketball team earned their 12th-straight Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) victory over East Georgia State College (EGSC) 67-35. The win keeps the Lady Jets in first place in the conference standings.

The Jets were riding a five-game GCAA winning streak, but fell short to EGSC by the score of 84-80 in the second half of the double-header.

While he was happy with the win, Lady Jets’ head coach James Frey was far from pleased with the way his team performed in the first half of their game. “We played terrible in the first half,” Frey said. “We cannot keep coming out and coasting during the first half.”

Almost all of the Lady Jets played between 17 and 20 minutes in the contest, but only two players reached double-figures. Sophomore guard Alyssa Nieves led the team with 14 points. Kamya Hollingshed came off the bench to close out the double-digit scoring with 10 points.

SGTC sophomore guard Alyssa Nieves seen here against Central Georgia Technical College on Wednesday, January 2. Nieves was the leading scorer for the Lady Jets with 14 points in the game against East Georgia State College.
Photo by SGTC

Sophomore starters Fatou Pouye and Bigue Sarr, along with freshman Yassriyah Wazeerud-Din, scored eight points. Sarr hauled down 12 rebounds and Pouye came up with 10. Ricka Jackson and Mari Hill scored five points. Laky Samo had four. Amara Edeh scored three points and Anna McKendree closed out the scoring with two points.

The Lady Jets (20-3, 12-0) are the only unbeaten team in the GCAA Division I standings.

The SGTC men’s team came into their game with EGSC riding a five-game winning streak, but lost 84-80. The Jets are now 9-13 overall and 5-3 in the GCAA. The Jets are also tied with Gordon College for fourth place in the conference standings.

Four members of the Jets’ squad scored in double-figures. Freshman Justin Johnson led SGTC in scoring with 21 points and Jaylan McKinney poured in 15. McKinney was 3 for 5 from beyond the arc. Brice Peaster scored 11 points and Adonis Green scored 10 points to close out the double-digit scoring.

Both the Jets and Lady Jets will host Central Georgia Technical College on Saturday, February 2, in a GCAA double-header. The Lady Jets will tip off at 1 p.m., followed by the Jets at 3 p.m.