Lady Jets and Jets split conference games with Andrew College
The South Georgia Technical College nationally ranked Lady Jets moved to 16 – 2 overall and 8 – 0 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) standings with an impressive 108 – 54 victory over the Andrew College Lady Fighting Tigers Saturday. The Jets tried to make it a clean sweep, but they fell 86 – 71 to Andrew’s men in their second conference game of the new year to drop to 4 – 12 overall and 0 – 2 in the conference.
The women’s game was never in doubt as the Lady Jets surged to a 58 – 27 half time lead and turned that into a 54-point victory. This is the second time this season that the Lady Jets have scored over 100 points in 40 minutes. The first was in December at Andrew when the Lady Jets took a 102 – 31 victory over the Lady Fighting Tigers.
Four Lady Jets were in double digits in that contest with sophomore forward Ricka Jackson leading the way with 16 points in 16 minutes on the court. She was followed by sophomore Fatour Pouye who added 15 points and sophomore center Bigue Sarr who wound up with 14 points. Freshman Laky Samo came off the bench to add 11 points. Every member of the Lady Jets scored. Sophomore Alyssa Nieves had nine points, Amar Edeh, Mari Hill, and Kamya Hollingshed added eight points each, Oumy Gueye contributed seven points, Anna McKendree accounted for six points and Rio Yamazaki and Yasriyyah Wazeerud-Din closed out the scoring with three points each.
Following the Lady Jets victory, the Andrew College Fighting Tigers managed to take an 86 – 71 conference win away from South Georgia Technical College in Andrew’s only second year back fielding a men’s basketball team.
South Georgia Tech came out strong but then Andrew rebounded to take the lead and pull ahead 40 – 31 before South Georgia Tech came back to close the gap to 40 – 36 at the end of the first half. The second half belong almost exclusively to Andrew as they continued to stretch their lead and capture the 86 – 71 decision.
Andrew College moved to fourth place in the conference with a 1 – 0 record and 12 – 2 overall. South Georgia Tech is currently tied for eighth place in the conference with Southern Crescent Tech with 0 – 2 performances. Central Georgia Tech, Gordon, Georgia Highlands and Andrew are the only unbeaten men’s teams left in the men’s league.
Freshman guard Nick Cummings from Eastman was the top scorer for the men with 20 points. Justin Johnson, a freshman from Ft. Lauderdale, FL was the only other Jet in double figures with 20 points. Adonis Green scored nine points, Jeremy Johnson had seven points, Dijon Brown tossed in six points and Toriano Lewis and Jonathan Tchuisse both scored four points. Jaylan McKinney and DJ Fisher closed out the scoring with two points each.
The Jets and the Lady Jets will be faced with their toughest conference competition of the season on Wednesday when they host Georgia Highlands in a double-header at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Hangar on the SGTC Americus campus. The Lady Jets and Georgia Highlands women are both undefeated and are ranked 1st and 2nd in the conference. Georgia Highlands men are currently tied for second place in the conference with a 1- 0 record. They are 13 – 2 overall.
After this game, the Jets and Lady Jets are off for week and then will travel to Griffin to face Southern Crescent in a conference match-up at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on January 16th. Then the Jets travel to Waycross to face South Georgia State at 3 p.m. on January 19th and the Lady Jets travel to Hanceville, AL to take on Wallace State.