The South Georgia State College Hawks overcame a lackluster shooting performance and a 90-minute delay Saturday afternoon to defeat the Southern Crescent Tech Tigers 81-70 in GCAA conference play.
Antonio Vendola led the Hawks (18-3, 5-2) with 13 points and five assists. Will Ferguson, Marquise Jackson, Chris Rush and Tafari Thomas each had 10 points in the win. Jackson had six assists and two steals.
The Hawks took a 34-25 lead into the locker room at halftime on the back of a 60 percent field goal shooting percentage as a team. That was the only first half bright spot offensively, as SGSC shot 14 percent from behind the arc and 37 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks finished the game shooting 58 percent from the field, 26 percent from the three-point line and made 36 percent of their free throws.
The start of the game was delayed 90 minutes as Southern Crescent Tech experienced issues with travel to Waycross.
The Hawks will look to extend their current conference winning streak Wednesday night when they host Albany Tech in Waycross. Tip for the game is set for 7 p.m.
General admission to all regular season home games is five dollars with children five and under admitted free.