SGTC Jets and Lady Jets defeat Albany Tech
Albany, GA – South Georgia Technical College traveled to Albany recently and swept the Albany Tech Titans and Lady Titans in a Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association conference showdown during Albany Tech’s sophomore recognition day. The top-ranked Lady Jets coasted to a 63 – 48 victory and the fourth-ranked Jets took a 68 – 64 win over the sixth place Titans.
The win by the Jets help them secure the right to host an end of the season quarter-final playoff game on Tuesday, March 6th. The winner of that game will earn the right to advance to the NJCAA Region XVII tournament at Georgia Highlands in Rome, GA on March 9th and 10th.
Sophomore guard Rico Simmons led the Jets in scoring with a total of 18 points and eight rebounds. He hit three of four free throws in the final seconds to help the Jets secure the four-point victory. He was the only Jet in double-figures but sophomore guard Michael Boone and forward Devante Foster both added nine points each. Adonis Green tossed in eight points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Dawan Bass and Dominique Walker also came away with eight points each. Emeshaun Offord scored six points and Marquel Wiggins and Sam Matice closed out the scoring with one point each.
The Jets were up 37 – 36 at the end of the first half and were able to stretch that lead to the 68 – 64 victory.
Prior to the Jets win, the Lady Jets came out slowly and were actually down 14 – 13 at the end of the first quarter. They pulled ahead 28 – 24 at the end of the half and then outscored the Lady Titans in the third and fourth quarters to secure the 63 – 48 win.
Sophomore forward Esther Adenike led the team in scoring with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Ricka Jackson was next with 14 points and then Dakata Toney closed out the double-digit scoring for the Lady Jets with 10 points. Bigue Sarr added six points, Kayla Holmes and Sceret Ethridge both tossed in four points and then Houlfat Mahouchiza came away with three points. Aubry Maulden scored two points and Alyssa Nieves closed out the scoring with one point.
That was the last regular season game for the Lady Jets. The Jets have one more game on Wednesday, February 28th at 7 p.m. in the hangar when they host Gordon State College. The Lady Jets will host the NJCAA Region XVII tournament on Friday, March 2nd with games at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The two winners will meet in the finals on Saturday, March 3rd at 2 p.m. The winner of the tournament will earn the right to advance to the District J play-in championship game and possibly the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas.
The Jets will host a quarter-final playoff game on Tuesday, March 6th at 7 p.m.