Lady Jets defeat Wesleyan College in final scrimmage
The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets busted the clock as they rolled to a 106 – 52 victory over Wesleyan College in the Lady Jets final scrimmage before beginning the 2019 – 2020 official basketball season.
“We played pretty well but we had some mental lapses during the game and we can’t afford to do that during the season. We missed a lot of baskets under the bucket and we can’t do that and expect to win.” said South Georgia Technical College Athletic Director and Lady Jets head basketball coach James Frey.
The Lady Jets open the 2019 – 2020 season at home Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2nd with the Lady Jets Tip-Off Classic. The opening game on Friday, November 1st will feature Central Georgia Tech vs Chattahoochee Valley Community College. The Lady Jets will follow at 7 p.m. with a match-up against Santa Fe College. On Saturday, Santa Fe College will play Central Georgia Tech at 1 p.m. followed by the Lady Jets and Chattahoochee Valley Community College at 3 p.m.
The Jets also open the season this weekend. They travel to Wilmington, NC for the Region 10/17 Tipoff Tournament. They Jets play Cape Fear Community College at 7 p.m. Friday, November 1st; USC Salkahatchie at 5 p.m. Saturday; and Spartanburg Methodist College at 1 p.m. Sunday.
“This should be some good basketball,” said Frey. “But these game count so I am hoping that our girls and our boys are ready. The Lady Jets have had some injuries so we are going to have to rely on the freshmen to come in and step up.”
In the match-up against Wesleyan College, the Lady Jets started off slowly and were only up 27 – 17 at the end of the first quarter. They came back and expanded that lead to 52 – 26 by the half. In the second half, the Lady Jets rolled to an 81 – 40 lead at the end of the third period and were up 106 – 52 at the final buzzer.
Six Lady Jets racked up double figures in that game. Sophomore guard Anna McKendree led the team in scoring with 24 points. She was followed by Flore Ngasamputu from Kinshasa, DRC with 18 points and Veronica Charles who had 15 points. Sophomore Shamari Tyson added 13 points, and then Amara Edeh and Femme Sikuzani both contributed 10 points each. Oumy Gueye tossed in nine points, Niya Goudelock had six points, Moe Shida had three points and then Hope Butera and Sarah Lwamo closed out the scoring with two points each.
Both teams are on the road for the first half of November. The next home game will be on November 11th when the Jets host New Rock Prep at 7 p.m. in the hangar. The men will also play at home for the Pete Arrington Classic on November 15th and 16th. The Jets play Wake Tech at 7:30 p.m. on November 15th and Triton College at 3 p.m. Saturday. The Lady Jets will follow up with a game against Andrew College on Saturday, November 16th at 5 p.m.