SGTC Jets lose to Central Georgia Tech on a three-pointer at the horn

Published 9:14 pm Thursday, January 20, 2022

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MACON – A last second three-point shot at the buzzer allowed the Central Georgia Technical College Titans to take a 76 – 73 Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association conference (GCAA) win over the South Georgia Technical College Jets in Macon last Saturday, January 15 in Macon. The loss drops the Jets to fifth place with a 2 – 3 and 10 – 9 record.

Central Georgia Tech is currently in second place in the conference with a 3 – 1 and 12 – 3 performance.

“That was a tough loss,” said Jets head coach Chris Ballauer.  “The guys played extremely hard and I am proud of them.  We must learn to put teams away when we get up and not allow them to come back and make it a game.”

The Jets had a 39 – 37 lead at the end of the first half, but Central Georgia Tech came back in the second half and cut that narrow lead to secure the win on a last second three-point shot.  “We didn’t do what we needed to do at the end and they were able to get the ball and come down the court and score.  That was tough to watch,” said Ballauer.

Four Jets were in double figures against Central Georgia Tech.  Sophomore guard Will Johnson led the way with 19 points.  He was six of 10 from the field and one of one from the three points line.  He also hit six free throws and had three assists.  Sophomore forward Jalen Reynolds was close behind with 18 points and 12 rebounds.  He also had two steals, a blocked shot and an assist.

Sophomore guard Marvin McGhee, III, tossed in 11 points and had six rebounds and two assists.  Sophomore Malik Battle was the only other Jet in double figures and he had a total of 10 points, two rebounds, and one assist.

Bryce Turner contributed eight points and five rebounds.  Nathan Wilson accounted for four points and Justice Hayes closed out the scoring with three points.

The Jets will be back in action on Saturday, January 22nd as part of a double-header with the Lady Jets.  The Lady Jets open at 1 p.m. against East Georgia State College followed by the Jets and Georgia Highlands at 3 p.m. in the Hangar.

The Jets will travel to Andrew College in Cuthbert on Wednesday, January 26th for a 7 p.m. game.  The Lady Jets travel to Macon on Tuesday, January 25th for a 5:30 game with Central Georgia Tech.  The Lady Jets were scheduled to play Southern Crescent at home on Friday, January 28th but that game was cancelled.  The Jets and Lady Jets return home for a double-header on Saturday, January 29th at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  The Lady Jets host Andrew College and the men host East Georgia State College.