Worth County grad Jamorris Gaines led Albany Tech with 15 points and six rebounds, but it wasn't enough to keep the Titans from getting ousted in the Region XVII tournament by Georgia Perimeter.
DECATUR — Albany Tech’s Titans picked a bad time to go cold.
Well, the worst time of the year.
“We scored one point in the last two minutes,’’ said Tech coach Sylvester Patterson, who watched his team’s season come to an end Friday night in a 51-44 loss to top-seeded Georgia Perimeter in the semifinals of the Region XVII tournament. “We just couldn’t score a basket.’’
Albany Tech trailed 20-18 at halftime, but battled back and grabbed the lead late in the second half. The Titans had a five-point lead with five minutes left.
“They hit a big 3 and went on a run, and we went on a scoreless streak,’’ Patterson said. “We just couldn’t make a shot. That’s what it came down to.’’
Jamorris Gaines, a former star at Worth County, led the way with 15 points and six rebounds, and Patrick Lewis scored 10 points and handed out four assists.
The Titans end the season at 16-16.
“We were up and down this year,’’ Patterson said. “We played well defensively, but on offense Jamorris was the only player we had who scored in double figures. This is the only team I’ve ever had where we had just one scorer. We went with it, and we had some players step up at the end of the season. Patrick and Tony Fear played well down the stretch. But (on Friday) we just couldn’t make some shots at the end of the game.’’
Cavs move to 2-0 in region with win against S. Georgia
ALBANY — Darton pitcher Andrew Crumbley relieved starter Tyler Oglesby and picked up the win Friday against South Georgia.
The Cavs (13-7, 2-0) won, 10-6, scoring in double figures for just the fourth time this season.
Crumbley threw 5.1 innings, struck out four and allowed four hits and four runs in the win.
At the plate for Darton, Bryant Alonso was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run, Kevin Manos was 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs, Cody Wofford was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a double and Davis Knapp was 2-for-3 with two runs.
Darton, which has won five out of six games, finishes its series with South Georgia with a double header starting at 2 p.m. today.