LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUND: Albany Tech men beat South Georgia Tech, women fall; GSW loses two

Photo by Scott Chancey

Photo by Scott Chancey

ALBANY -- Albany Tech split a pair of games against South Georgia Tech on Wednesday.

The men's team hung on to beat South Georgia Tech, 64-63, to improve to 11-12 and 3-4 in the GJCAA, led by Dominique Polite, who scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Wilbur Lake (15 points) and Jerry Lewis (10 points) also scored in double figures.

"We led by eight with a little more than a minute to go, but we turned the ball over four times in the last minute and had to make some free throws,'' Albany Tech coach Sylvester Patterson said.

The Albany Tech women led early, but fell to South Georgia Tech, 68-50. Albany tech was led by Jasmine Vaughn, who scored 13 points, and Ann Wilcher, who scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Albany Tech is now 10-10 and 1-6 in the GJCAA, while SGT remained in first place in Region XVII with the win.



Clayton State's Robert Murray made two free throws with 17 seconds left to beat Georgia Southwestern's men's basketball team. Georgia Southwestern had a final chance to win the game, but Evan Mobley's long 3-pointer missed the mark.

The Hurricanes were led by Marcus Scott (20 points), while Mobley added 16. Chris Rawls and Ric Roderick finished in double figures, as well, with 13 and 11 points respectively. GSW fell to 13-9.

Clayton's women's team, meanwhile, edged GSW, 56-54, after a missed layup by GSW as time wound off the clock. Brittany Reynolds led Southwestern with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Whitley Wiltz scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Lady Canes, who fell to 9-11.