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Albany Tech teams lose on the road

Photo by Mike Phillips

Photo by Mike Phillips

ATLANTA -- Time to come home.

The Albany Tech men's team fell to 12-3 overall and 1-2 in the GCAA with a 70-58 loss to Atlanta Metro on Monday, but can now look forward to its first home game since Thanksgiving on Saturday against Gordon College.

"We've played two good teams that are tough in the conference (recently), so we just have to do a better job," ATC head coach Sylvester Patterson said. "(Atlanta Metro) out-rebounded us by five, which isn't terrible, but it's something we need to work on (for our next game)."

Sophomore guard Justin Wilcox was the only Titan in double figures on Monday, as he finished with 16 points and six rebounds.

"We were down by one at the half, but we just couldn't hit shots in the second half," Patterson said. "A bunch of (shots) went in and out and we went 5-for-24 from the 3-point line."

Patterson said his team must do a better job penetrating on Saturday.

"It's just hard to win when we're not getting to the free throw line," Patterson said. "We only made five free throws and they had 20, so we were settling for too many jump shots."

ATLANTA METRO WOMEN 69, ALBANY TECH 59: The Lady Titans were down by 17 at the end of the first half and couldn't recover.

"We didn't play well the first half," ATC head coach Kenneth Williams said. "We didn't hustle. They wanted it more than we wanted it. That's what it boils down to -- they wanted it more than we did."

Bianca Fennessee led the Lady Titans (11-5 overall, 1-1 in GCAA) with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Ann Wilcher had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Deja Cooper finished with 11 points.

"Hopefully we can go in (today) and work on things," Williams said. "We have to get it together for Wednesday's big game against South Georgia Tech."