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Jets and Lady Jets Sweep East Georgia State

From Staff Reports

 

AMERICUS – It was Super Saturday at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) when the Jets and the Lady Jets earned impressive Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) victories over the East Georgia State College Bobcats and Lady Bobcats on Saturday, February 1, at the Hangar on the SGTC campus.

The nationally-ranked Lady Jets defeated the Lady Bobcats 83-53 in the opening game to secure their seventh consecutive victory and move to 13-0 in the conference and 23-2 overall. The EGSC women are now 5 – 8 in the conference and 6-17 overall.

Following the Lady Jets’ victory, the Jets stepped onto the court and secured an 84 -58 victory over the EGSC Bobcats, making it a complete sweep. The Jets are now 3 – 6 in the GCAA and 10-13 overall. EGSC falls to 1-8 in the GCAA and 4-14 on the season.

All five of the SGTC Lady Jet starters scored in double-figures against EGSC and freshman center Femme Sikuzani had a double-double night with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Sikuzani also had two blocked shots, an assist and a steal.

Sophomore Niya Goudelock was the top scorer for the Lady Jets with 16 points. She also had seven rebounds, three assists and four steals. Sophomores Shamari Tyson and Yasriyyah Wazeerud-Din both had 13 points and each was three of five from the three-point line. Tyson also had six rebounds, seven assists and four steals. Wazeerud-Din added six rounds, three assists and four steals to her performance, along with a blocked shot.

SGTC sophomore guard Anna McKendree was the other starter to have double-figures for the Lady Jets against EGSC. McKendree scored 12 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out three assists and tallied four steals in the contest.

 

SGTC sophomore Niya Goudelock (3) led the Lady Jets in scoring with 16 points against East Georgia State College.
Photo by Su Ann Bird

Hope Butera chipped in six points for the Lady Jets and both Amara Edeh and Veronica Charles each scored four points in the winning cause. Moe Shida added three points and Flore Ngasamputu tossed in two points to round out the Lady Jets’ scoring.

The Jets took the court after the Lady Jets victory and used two balanced scoring halves to break a three-game losing streak and take a conference win. SGTC scored 42 points in the first half and another 42 points in the second half, while holding the Bobcats to 32 points in the first half and 26 points in the second half.

Sophomore Justin Johnson came off the bench to lead the Jets in scoring with 22 points, but he had lots of help from starter Jordan Stephen, who added 14 points. Sophomore Toriano Lewis and Tabais Long both came off the bench to score 12 and 11 points respectively.

Freshman Denari Garrett accounted for six points and Jalen Reynolds had five points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Brice Paster and Jairus Carroll each tossed in four points, while Jaylan McKinney, Lamont Sanders, and Jonathan Kanyanga closed out the scoring with two points each.

The Jets and Lady Jets will both travel to Macon to face Central Georgia Technical College (CGT) in conference match-ups on Wednesday, February 5, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The CGT men are ranked second in the GCAA with a 7-1 record, while the Jets are seeded seventh. The CGT women are in third place behind the Lady Jets and Georgia Highlands College. Their record is 8-6 in the conference.

Both the Jets and Lady Jets will return home on Saturday, February 8, to host the SGTC Alumni-Sophomore Day Celebration. An alumni game will kick off at 10 a.m., with nearly 40 SGTC Jets and Lady Jets returning to participate in that crowd- pleasing game. The Americus-Sumter County Chamber of Commerce will begin serving a free lunch for everyone at about 11:30 a.m. and then the Lady Jets will face off against Andrew College at 1 p.m. That game will be followed by the Jets’ game at 3 p.m. All of the current Jets and Lady Jets sophomore players will be recognized between the Lady Jets’ and Jets’ games.