Lady Jets defeat St. Petersburg College

December 31, 2016
Shaineequah Fluellyn (32) Dribbles a ball past a St. Petersburg player.
Shaineequah Fluellyn (32) earned a start for the Lady Jets against St. Petersburg and led her team in scoring with 22 points.

The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets bounced back after a disappointing 63 – 61 loss to Broward College in the Lady Jets Holiday Classic to overpower the St. Petersburg College Lady Titans 78 – 57 and move to 13 – 3 on the season. They are still 1 – 0 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.

“We played with much more intensity,” said South Georgia Technical College Athletic Director and Lady Jets head coach James Frey. “We took control of the rebounds and made our layups. When you do those two things and limit turnovers, you should win.”

Broward College was the overall winner of the Lady Jets Holiday Classic. They defeated Georgia Highlands College 65 – 57 in the opener on Friday to move to 2 – 0 in the tournament. Both Georgia Highlands and South Georgia Tech ended the tournament at 1 – 1 and St. Petersburg was 0 – 2.

Lady Jets head coach James Frey made a change to his starting line-up in the St. Petersburg match-up. Sophomore transfer Shaineequah Fluellyn, along with freshmen Trakyra Kidd and Esther Adenike started along with sophomores La’Deja James and Desire Corbin. That change proved to give the team the results it needed against St. Petersburg.

Fluellyn wound up leading the Lady Jets in scoring with 22 points. Her career high at South Georgia Tech. La’Deja James added 13 points and then Trakyra Kidd closed out the double-digit scoring with 10 points.

Camille Coleman contributed nine points and Houlfat Mahouchiza added eight points. Esther Adenike had six points and Kanna Suzuki contributed five points.

The Lady Jets will take a break now until Saturday, January 7th when the Jets and Lady Jets host a conference double-header against Central Georgia Tech. The games will be at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. A double-header against Chattahoochee Tech on Wednesday, January 4th had to be rescheduled until later in January.