SGTC Lady Jets fall to East Georgia Bobcats

Published 4:00 pm Friday, January 12, 2024

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By Su Ann Bird


SWAINSBORO, GA – The East Georgia State College Lady Bobcats defeated the South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets 77 – 56 in a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) conference match-up in Swainsboro.

The win allowed East Georgia to remain in a tie for first place in the conference with Central Georgia Tech with identical perfect 2 – 0 records.  The Lady Jets dropped to 1 – 1 in the conference and are tied for second place with Albany Tech.  The Lady Jets are 8 – 6 overall.

“Disappointing,” was the word SGTC Lady Jets head coach Jason Carpenter used to describe his team’s loss to East Georgia.  “We didn’t play well and they did.  We are disappointed in the loss, but will continue to work hard and improve.”

East Georgia jumped out to a 23 – 15 lead at the end of the first quarter and widened that gap in the second quarter to go up 40 – 26 at the half.  East Georgia continued to outscore the Lady Jets in the second half and finished the game with the 77 – 56 victory.

The Lady Bobcats shot 55.9% percent from the field compared to the Lady Jets 34.4%.  East Georgia also made 25% (3 – 12) of their three-point attempts and 72.7% (8 – 11) of their foul shots while the Lady Jets only managed to hit two of 18 three-point attempts (11.1%) and were 13 of 20 (65%) from the free throw line.

Sophomore center Maeva Fotsa was the top scorer for the Lady Jets with 15 points and freshman guard Mio Sakano was the only other Lady Jet in double-figures with 13 points.  Isabel Bueno came away with eight points and Vera Gunaydin added seven points.  Greta Carollo had five points, Destiny Bishop, four, and Jessica Kallainy scored three.  Enola Papin closed out the scoring with two points.

East Georgia’s Charlese McClendon and D’Myra Griffin were the top scorers for East Georgia with 19 points each.

The Lady Jets will travel to Macon to face Central Georgia Tech on Wednesday, January 10 at 5:30 p.m.  The Jets will play at 7:30 p.m. in the conference double-header.  The Lady Titans are 2 – 0 in the conference and 4 – 8 overall.  Central Georgia’s men are 4 – 9 overall and the Jets are 5 – 6.  This will be the first conference match-up for both teams.