Lady Jets defeat Chattahoochee Valley
From Staff Reports
PHENIX CITY, AL – The South Georgia Technical College women’s basketball team (SGTC) won their 10th consecutive game when they traveled up to Phenix City, AL and defeated Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) 68-65 on Tuesday, December 10.
“It was a tough game. I was thrilled to just get out of there with a win. CVCC are playing much better since getting Coach Robinson back and that is a VERY tough place to go win,” SGTC head coach James Frey said. “I think CVCC will definitely be in the thick of things again in that conference come tournament time. They play really fast and trap you all over the place. They want to make the game as wild as possible and when they start making shots like they did last night, they are tough to beat.”
The Lady Jets were able to post an 18-16 lead at the end of the first period and then outscored the Lady Pirates 15-14 in the second quarter to go into halftime with a 33-30 lead.
SGTC outscored the Lady Pirates 15-12 in the third quarter. Those three points ended up being the difference in the outcome. CVCC came back in the fourth period and tossed in 23 points, while holding the Lady Jets to only 20. In spite of that, the Lady Jets were still able to leave Phenix City with the 68-65 hard-fought victory.
“I was extremely proud of the way the girls fought through a tremendous amount of adversity. I think we grew up a lot last night,” Frey said. “We had four or five players that just refused to lose. We haven’t really been in a situation where we need it yet so that’s a mentality I wasn’t sure we would have. I was very glad to see it last night.”
With the win, SGTC is now 12-1 overall and is undefeated at 6-0 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA). The Lady Jets have also moved up to 17th in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national poll.
Four Lady Jets scored in double figures against CVCC. Niya Goudelock led SGTC in scoring with 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds. She also dished out three assists and tallied five steals.
Yasriyyah Wazeerud-Din scored 14 points and pulled down five rebounds. Wazeerud-Din also dished out three assists and had five steals on the night. Femme Sikuzani posted a double-double by scoring 14 points and grabbing 20 rebounds. She also had four blocked shots, one assist and a steal on the night. Flore Ngasamputu came off the bench and had 10 points for the Lady Jets.
Up next for SGTC is a trip to Wilmington, NC to take part in the Cape Fear Classic Monday and Tuesday, December 16-17, at Cape Fear Community College (CFCC). The Lady Jets will play CFCC on Monday at 6 p.m. They will then face Lackawanna College on Tuesday, December 17, at 1 p.m.
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