Lady Jets take two conference wins over weekend

Published 3:29 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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AMERICUS – The nationally ranked South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets moved to 12 – 1 overall and 5 – 0 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) after securing an 86 – 74 victory over East Georgia State College on Friday and then took a 69 – 38 win over Albany Technical College on Saturday.

The Lady Jets are currently the only unbeaten team in the GCAA and moved from seventh place nationally to 4th place in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) standings this week.  The Lady Jets are currently on an 11-game winning streak.

Both East Georgia and Albany Tech were undefeated in the conference coming into the match-up against South Georgia Technical College.  East Georgia pulled with-in four points of SGTC midway in the fourth quarter but the Lady Jets were able to pull out the 86 – 74 victory.

Sophomore Center Fanta Gassama had a total of 29 points and 12 rebounds against the East Georgia Lady Bobcats.  She also had three assists, a blocked shot and two steals. Sophomore Luanna Leite, sophomore forward Alexia Dizeko and sophomore Loes Rozing all scored in double digits as well.

Alexia Dizeko, 5, scored 16 points against Albany Tech and had 17 against East Georgia.
Photo by SGTC Athletics

Leite had 19 points, three rebounds and four assists.  Dizeko was close behind with 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot and one steal.  Loes Rozing closed out the double digit scoring with 10 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Laurie Calixte scored five points for the Lady Jets and then Susana Yepes, Mame Thiaw, and Camryn James tossed in two points each.

In the match-up against Albany Tech, the SGTC Lady Jets were up 33 – 19 at the end of the first half and then continued to widen the lead until they had captured the 69 – 38 victory.  Sophomore forward Alexia Dizeko was the top scorer for the Lady Jets with 16 points and Susana Yepes was next with 11 points.

The remainder of the scoring was spread out.  Camryn James and Vera Gunaydin both came away with eight points, Luana Leite and Veronika Palfi had seven points each.  Laurie Calixte tossed in four points and then Da’Nae Williams, Vera Gunaydin, Maeve Fotsa Fofou and Fanta Gassama closed out the scoring with two points each.

SGTC Head Coach James Frey talks to his team during a timeout.
Photo by SGTC Athletics

The Lady Jets will travel to Macon on Wednesday, December 14th to play Central Georgia Tech, who is 1 – 4 in the conference and 5 – 6 overall.  That game is at 5:30 p.m.  The Lady Jets will hit the road again on December 20th.  They will go to Tallahassee, FL, to face Tallahassee Community College at 1 p.m.

The Lady Jets will return home on December 29th to face Snow College at 6 p.m.  Then they will be at home for the Lady Jets Holiday Classic on December 31st and January 1st.  They will take on Tallahassee Community College at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and then Chattahoochee Valley Community College on January 1st at 4 p.m.

The Lady Jets will host Georgia Highlands College at 1 p.m. on January 7th and the Jets will match-up with East Georgia State College at 3 p.m. that day in a double-header.