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SGSC defeats Gordon State in regular season home finale


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Zae Wiggins scores two of his 15 points Thursday night against Gordon State. Submitted photo Zae Wiggins scores two of his 15 points Thursday night against Gordon State.

South Georgia State College kept its hold on the number two spot in the GCAA standings Thursday night with a 95-69 win over the Gordon State Highlanders.

         

 

Jayce Moore led the Hawks (17-3, 11-3) with 21 points, five rebounds and four assists. Zae Wiggins had 15 points and seven assists, while Bryce Brown finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and seven blocked shots.

         

 

The Hawks missed one free throw the entire game (13-of-14, 92.9 percent) while shooting 55.2 percent from the field. SGSC held Gordon State to 37.7 percent shooting and forced a total of 18 turnovers.

         

 

The win moves the Hawks to within a 1/2 game of first place Georgia Highlands in the GCAA standings. Thursday night’s Georgia Highlands game against Andrew College was postponed and will be played Friday.

         

 

SGSC finishes its regular season on the road at Gordon State and Southern Crescent Tech.

         

 

The quarterfinal round of the GCAA tournament will be played Tuesday, April 6. The top four teams in the final conference standings will host a quarterfinal game. The semifinals and tournament championship game will be played at the highest remaining seed April 9-10.

         

 

SGSC’s regular season schedule was shortened to 22 games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. General admission to all regular season home games is five dollars with children five and under admitted free. Limited tickets will be sold for each home game in Douglas and Waycross to accommodate social distancing, and face coverings are required at each site. No game or season passes are available for the 2021 season.

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