Lady Jets defeat Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Phenix City, AL – The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets traveled across the river to take on Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) in Phenix City, AL, and came up with their 10th consecutive victory by outlasting the Lady Pirates and capturing a 68 – 65 non-conference decision.
“It was a tough game. I was thrilled to just get out of there with a win. CVCC are playing much better since getting Coach Robinson back and that is a VERY tough place to go win,” said South Georgia Technical College Athletic Director and Lady Jets head coach James Frey. “I think CVCC will definitely be in the thick of things again in that conference come tournament time. They play really fast and trap you all over the place. They want to make the game as wild as possible. And when they start making shots like they did last night they are tough to beat.”
The Lady Jets were able to post a narrow 18 – 16 lead at the end of the first period and then outscored the Lady Pirates 15 – 14 in the second quarter to go into the half with a 33 – 30 lead. The Lady Jets managed to outscore Chattahoochee Valley 15 – 12 in the third period and those three points ended up being the difference in the outcome. Chattahoochee came back in the fourth period and tossed in 23 points while holding the Lady Jets to only 20 which sealed the 68 – 65 decision.
“I was extremely proud of the way the girls fought through a tremendous amount of adversity. I think we grew up a lot last night,” said Coach Frey. “We had four or five players that just refused to lose. We haven’t really been in a situation where we need it yet so that’s a mentality I wasn’t sure we would have. I was very glad to see it last night.”
South Georgia Technical College’s Lady Jets are now 12 – 1 overall and 6 – 0 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association. The Lady Jets have won their last 10 consecutive games and are ranked 17th in the nation by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
Four members of the Lady Jets squad posted double-figures against Chattahoochee Valley Community College. They were led by sophomore transfer Niya Goudelock. The guard had a total of 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and five steals.
Sophomore forward Yasriyyah Wazeerud-Din scored 14 points, had five rebounds, three assists and five steals on the night. Freshman center Femme Sikuzani also had 14 points but she had a total of 20 rebounds to end with night with a double-double effort. She also had four blocked shots, one assist and a steal on the night.
Freshman Flore Ngasamputu came off the bench and had 10 points. This was her first time back on the court in a week after an illness. Starters Shamari Tyson and Amara Edeh both scored five points and then Veronica Charles and Sarah Lwambo had two points each and Hope Butera closed out the scoring with one point.
Despite the victory, the Lady Jets shot less than seven percent from the three-point line. They did hit 46% from the field and managed to hit 52% of their foul shots.
The Lady Jets will now travel to Wilmington, NC to participate in the Cape Fear Classic on Monday, December 16th and Tuesday, December 17th. They will face Cape Fear Community College and Lackawanna College at 6 p.m. and 1 p.m. on the 16th and 17th. They will return home after the holiday break to host the Lady Jets Holiday Classic on December 29th – 31st. They will open up on December 29th at 8 p.m. aginst the 24th nationally ranked Eastern Florida State then play Cape Fear Community College at 6 p.m. on December 30th and 11th ranked Shelton State at 4 p.m. on December 31st.