LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Albany Tech burns Andrew to snap 3-game skid; GSW men, women swept at home as Hurricanes officially eliminated from playoffs

ALBANY — Bianca Fennessee nearly had her second triple-double of the season, and the Albany Tech women’s basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 65-49 win against slumping Andrew on Wednesday.

The Lady Titans improved to 16-12 and 8-9 in Region XVII play, while Andrew, which hasn’t won since Dec. 3, lost its 15th game in a row and fell to 10-19 overall and 0-17 in the region.

Fennessee had 19 points, 20 rebounds and nine blocks, while teammate Shakima Wiggins added 15 points and four rebounds.

With Darton — one of the top teams in the region — on tap next for the Lady Titans, coach Kenneth Williams said he is looking for more than just Fennessee and Wiggins to step up as the season comes to a close.

“That’s really been the story all season,” said Williams, whose Lady Titans host Darton on Saturday in their final regular-season game. “We need to have more people step up Saturday. I have been challenging a few people to step up and help carry the load.”

Andrew finishes up its regular season Saturday at home against Georgia Perimeter.

NO POSTSEASON FOR GSW MEN: On Jan. 21, Georgia Southwestern lost reigning Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year Phillip Brown to a knee injury.

On Wednesday, the Hurricanes lost their season.

Since Brown tore his meniscus against Augusta State, GSW has lost eight of nine games, and Wednesday’s 54-49 loss to Clayton State officially eliminated the reigning West Division champion Hurricanes from the PBC tournament.

GSW fell to 12-11 overall and 3-11 in conference play and slipped four games behind Clayton State, which is fourth in the West Division and holding onto the final tournament spot from the West Division. GSW has just three games left, meaning the Hurricanes, who started the season with six straight wins, won’t be playing in March.

Marlon Rivera led GSW with 20 points and nine rebounds Wednesday, while Jamon Hawkins came off the bench to score 12. Point guard Evan Mobley also added 10 points.

TOP TEAM DROPS LADY HURRICANES: Clayton State (23-2, 13-1), the top-ranked team in the West Division, snapped the Lady Hurricanes’ four-game winning streak Wednesday, despite four GSW players scoring in double figures.

The Lady Hurricanes, who are third in the West Division at 16-7 overall and 8-6 in the PBC, were led by Briana Walker, who came off the bench to score 15 points. Also for GSW, Terra Branch scored 12 and Jessica Bivins and Tania Walters each scored 10.