Jets fall to Florida State College in Jacksonville

Published 1:36 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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By Su Ann Bird



JACKSONVILLE – The South Georgia Technical College Jets fell to 4 – 4 on the season after dropping a 66 – 71 decision to Florida State College at Jacksonville over the weekend.  The Jets will try to lift themselves above the .500 mark Wednesday, December 6 when they host Gulf Coast State College at 7 p.m. in the Hangar.

“We didn’t play well enough to win,” said SGTC Jets head coach Chris Ballauer.  “We have several players out with injuries and we are struggling.”

Deonte Williams, a 6’ 6” sophomore guard from Sydney, Australia, was the leading scorer for the Jets with 16 points and he was followed by Jafeth Martinez, a freshman forward from Roatan, Honduras, who added 15.  Camarion Johnson, a freshman guard from Brunswick, GA, was the only other Jet in double-digits with 10 points.

Kameron Forman contributed eight points, Mohand Ammad scored seven, Ryan Djossa and Daryl Bod both added three and Jaylen Woods and Vaughn Prosser closed out the scoring with two points each. Tarence Gunyard led Florida State in scoring with 43 points.

The Jets fell behind 40 – 31 at the end of the first half, but then rallied in the second half to outscore Florida State 35 – 31.  However, that effort was too little, too late.  The Jets ended up with the 71-66 loss.  The Jets hit 24 of 35 from the foul line in that game.

South Georgia Technical College is currently tied for fourth place in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association standings with Andrew College.  Both are 4 – 4 overall.  Albany Tech is currently in first, South Georgia State College is second, and Southern Crescent is in third place overall.

The Jets host Gulf State in their last home game in December on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.  They will travel to USC Salkehatchie on December 19 and then be off until the new year.  The Lady Jets are on the road until December 28 when they host Snow College at 6 p.m. and then host the Lady Jets Holiday classes on December 29 and 30 with Gulf Coast State College, St. Petersburg College, Shelton State, Tallahassee, Snow and Daytona State.