Lady Jets move to 5 – 0 with back-to-back wins in Lady Jets Classic
The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets moved to 5 – 0 on the season with impressive back-to-back wins over Cape Fear Community College and Denmark Tech in the Lady Jets Classic tournament this past weekend.
The Lady Jets opened with a 58 – 42 win over the NJCAA Division II ninth-ranked Cape Fear Community College Lady Sea Devils on Saturday and then came back on Sunday to defeat the Denmark Tech Lady Panthers 78 – 62. The Wallace State Lady Lions were the other big winners in the tournament. They defeated Denmark Tech 73 – 58 on Saturday and then came back and rolled over Cape Fear 70 – 40 on Sunday.
“We played in spurts,” said South Georgia Technical College Athletic Director and Lady Jets head coach James Frey. “We played really good and then we looked like we were not exactly sure what we should be doing. But we were able to win and right now that is important.”
The Lady Jets opened with the 58 – 42 win over Cape Fear Saturday. The Lady Jets were up 26 – 16 at the half and then continued to stretch that lead to as many as 21 points before capturing the 16-point victory.
Sophomore guard La’Deja James was the top scorer in that contest with 13 points. She was six of eleven from the field and had one three pointer. She also had four rebounds and four assists. The only other Lady Jet in double-figures in that contest was Esther Adenike, the power forward from Nigeria. Adenike had 10 points and nine rebounds. She also had an assist and three blocked shots.
Three other Lady Jets had six points each and they were: sophomore Camille Coleman and freshmen Marina Balaguer and Kanna Suzuki. Esther Adenike and Houlfat Mahouchiza both added five points. Shaineequah Fluellyn had four points and Trakyra Kidd closed out the scoring with three points.
In the match-up with Denmark Tech, the Lady Jets were up 41 – 24 at the end of the first half and stretched that lead to as many as 24 points before finally walking away with the 78 – 62 victory.
Freshman point guard Kanna Suzuki from Japan was the top scorer with 16 points. She was four of nine from the three point line and was two of two from the foul line. She also had six assists. Sophomore center Desiree Corbin, a transfer from Darton, followed with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Marina Balaguer, a freshman guard from Spain, had a total of 13 points including three three-pointers. Camille Coleman, a transfer sophomore from South Bend, IN, closed out the double-digit socring with 11 points, four rebounds and two assists.
The Lady Jets will take to the road now and will travel to Gainesville, FL to take on Sante Fe Community College on Saturday, November 19th. Then they will go to Wadley AL on Tuesday, November 22nd to play Southern Union community College. The Jets and the Lady Jets will both return home to a Thanksgiving Classic tournament. They Jets play November 25th and 26th and the Lady Jets will play on the 26th and 27th.
The Jets are scheduled to play at 4 p.m. on Friday against St. Petersburg College and then at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 26th at 4 p.m. against the College of Central Florida. The Lady Jets will play at 6 p.m. on Saturday against Motlow State and then again on Sunday at 6 p.m. against Pensacola State.