The South Georgia State College Hawks survived a back-and-forth first half with Andrew College Saturday and pulled away in the final 20 minutes to defeat the Tigers, 87-63.
The first half featured six ties and nine lead changes with the Hawks (15-5, 4-2) building a 48-39 lead at halftime. Both teams hit a hot streak from behind the arc in the first half, making a combined total of 14 three-pointers. Andrew College’s Richard Rivers, a 7’0” sophomore from Philadelphia, Pa., hit four three-pointers in a row and finished the half shooting 67 percent from the three-point line.
The second half difference for SGSC came on the boards. The Hawks outrebounded the Tigers 27-8 in the final 20 minutes.
Jayce Moore led the Hawks with 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and four steals. AJ Spencer had 14 points and eight rebounds, while Turahn Thompson had 13 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots.
The Hawks travel to Swainsboro Wednesday to play East Georgia State and then will host Southern Crescent Tech next Saturday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. on SGSC’s Douglas Campus. SGSC returns to Waycross Wednesday, Feb. 2 to play South Georgia Tech at 7 p.m.
General admission to all regular season home games is five dollars with children five and under admitted free.