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Albany Tech men win in rout, while women's game canceled after opponent doesn't show

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ALBANY -- The Albany Tech men's basketball team improved to a .500 mark on the 2009 season Saturday with a rout of South Doctrine Prep School out of LaGrange, 101-65.

The win for Titans coach Sylvester Patterson also marked the fourth time this season his high-scoring squad topped 100 points.

"We've had no problem scoring this season," said Patterson, whose Titans improved to 5-5 on the year with the win. "It's been our defense and turnovers -- I think we missed five lobs and tip-ins Saturday -- which have given us the most problems."

The losses, however, have all been close games for the most part, with two of those defeats coming at the hands of ranked teams.

"We really played some of our worst basketball in those games, but when you average 80 or 90 points (an outing) like we have, you can sometimes overcome those mistakes with points," the coach added.

Which is exactly what happened Saturday.

Wilbur Lake led all scorers with 21 points and raised his average to 14.5 points a game this season. He is just one of three Titans averaging double figures.

Justin Wilcox (14.5 points a game) added 17 of his own Saturday, while Jerry Lewis (11 points a game) scored 11 in the win and Rahaem James (11 points a game) scored nine.

Albany Tech's next game is Friday in a rematch at 7:30 p.m. against Enterprise, Ala. -- one of the teams to beat the Titans this season.

WOMEN'S GAME SCRATCHED:

The Albany Tech women's team was supposed to play Middle Georgia Tech on Saturday in a game that preceded the men's contest.

That never happened.

MGTC never showed up, forcing the game to be forfeited and giving the win to the Lady Titans, who also improved to .500 and now sit at 3-3 overall.