Big Second Half Leads to 12th Straight Win for Lady Jets
The South Georgia Tech Lady Jets fell behind at halftime against East Georgia State (EGSC) on Wednesday, but answered with a strong second half to blowout the Lady Bobcats 97-46. The win over East Georgia State (2-5, 5-8) marks the twelfth straight win for the no. 16 nationally ranked Lady Jets.
The game started out evenly for the two teams, who entered the half with the Lady Bobcats leading 25-24 despite only having five players available for the game. After the half, the Lady Jets gained the deciding momentum after hitting a few 3-pointers to take a commanding lead. They would go on to outscore EGSC 73-21 in the second half.
The win over the conference rival pushes the Lady Jets to 12-1 on the season and 6-0 in Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) play.
“We were terrible offensively and we had no energy defensively. We just weren’t good,” Lady Jets head coach James Frey said about the first half of the game. “But we were able to play a little bit better in the second half – kind of how we wanted to play the whole game. But we’ll take it.”
Four Lady Jets scored in the double digits on the day as Kamya Hollingshed led the push. Hollingshed, the freshman from McDonough, led the team in scoring for the third time this season – scoring 19 points off the bench. Hollingshed played for 20 minutes, hit 7-of-14 from the field, 3-of-8 from behind the 3-point line and was 2-for-2 from the free throw line.
Of the four double digit scorers, two achieved a double-double on the day. Ricka Jackson, the returning sophomore and Texas Tech commit, scored 14 points and took away 10 rebounds, while Nigerian freshman Amara Edeh scored 13 and took away 12 rebounds. Returning sophomore and Oklahoma State University commit Bigue Sarr closed out the double-digit scoring with 13 points.
The Lady Jets take a nine-day break before returning to action in the Hangar to host the Jets and Lady Jets Holiday Classic from Dec. 29 – Dec. 31. The team will face three teams in three days – St. Petersburg College at 8 p.m. on Dec. 29, Shelton State at 8 p.m. on Dec. 30 and Eastern Florida College at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31.
“It’s a great classic with a lot of good competition. It’ll be a great three days and we’re excited about it,” Frey said.
The Holiday Classic will include 10 teams and 12 men’s and women’s basketball games in three days. One admission fee will be charged per day – allowing individuals to see multiple games for the price of one.
Full Holiday Classic schedule:
Saturday, Dec 29
Wallace State vs St Petersburg (Men) 12:00 PM
Jets vs Shelton State (Men) 2:00 PM
Georgia Highlands vs Shelton State (women) 4:00 PM
Eastern Florida vs Gulf Coast (women) 6:00 PM
No. 16 Lady Jets vs St Petersburg (Women) 8:00 PM
Sunday, Dec 30
St Petersburg vs Shelton State (Men) 12:00 PM
Jets vs Wallace State (Men) 2:00 PM
Georgia Highlands vs Eastern Florida (Women) 4:00 PM
St Petersburg vs Gulf Coast (Women) 6:00 PM
No. 16 Lady Jets vs Shelton State (Women) 8:00 PM
Monday, Dec 31
Gulf Coast vs Shelton State (Women) 2:00 PM
No. 16 Lady Jets vs Eastern Florida (Women) 4:00 PM