Lady Jets dominate Denmark Tech in Lady Jets Tip-Off Classic

November 7, 2017
Kayla Holmes, a member of the Lady Jets basketball team, dribbles the ball past a Denmark Tech defender.
Kayla Holmes dribbles the ball past a Denmark Tech defender.

The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets defeated the Denmark Tech Lady Panthers 57-26 in their second game of the season, improving their record to 2-0 and rounding out their perfect weekend at home.

The No. 13 ranked Lady Jets entered the half leading by 16 points and closed out the day with an impressive 31-point lead over the Lady Panthers.

On offense, the Lady Jets hit just 25 of the 61 shots from the field, working out to a 41 percent on the game. Sophomore guard from Detroit, MI, Dakata Toney, was the team’s leading scorer with 15 points. Toney was 7-for-15 from the field and made one three-pointer. Freshman small forward Ricka Jackson from Ewa Beach, HI, was the second leading scorer with 12 points and made 6 of 7 field-goals. Bigue Sarr of Kaolack, Senegal also had double-figures on the game, scoring 10 points and going 4-for-9.

Six other Lady Jets posted points on the day – Houlfat Mahouchiza and Sceret Ethridge, scored five points, Fatou Pouye and Alyssa Nieves scored three points apiece, and Kayla Holmes and Aubry Maulden closed out the scoring with two points.

On defense, the Lady Jets also stood out, tallying 32 points off of turnovers, 53 defensive stops, and a defensive rebound percentage of 75.9 percent.

The Lady Jets will travel to Albany Technical College on Wednesday, Nov. 18 to face the Lady Titans in their first conference matchup of the season. The game will be at 5:30 p.m. in Albany.

The team will continue conference play on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at home when the Lady Jets take on the Lady Trailblazers of Atlanta Metropolitan College in the Hangar at 5:30 p.m.


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