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SGSC basketball opens season by defeating Thomas University (JV)


Zae Wiggins scores two of his 14 points Wednesday night against Thomas University (JV). SGSC defeated Thomas University (JV) 95-75 to win its fourteenth consecutive season opener. Submitted photo Zae Wiggins scores two of his 14 points Wednesday night against Thomas University (JV). SGSC defeated Thomas University (JV) 95-75 to win its fourteenth consecutive season opener.

The South Georgia State College Hawks utilized a balanced scoring attack and strong rebounding Wednesday night to defeat the Thomas University (JV) Night Hawks 95-75. SGSC has now won fourteen straight season openers dating back to the program’s 2009 inaugural season.

 

 

“This was a great opening game,” said Head Coach Cory Baldwin. “The guys came out a little nervous and anxious. Once they settled down, I thought they played well and improved tonight.”

 

 

Four players scored in double figures for the Hawks (1-0). Keith Lamar led SGSC with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Zae Wiggins had 14 points and four assists, while Carlos Hart and Yannis Woos each finished with 12 points. Woos had a game-high 16 rebounds.

 

 

As a team, the Hawks grabbed a total of 58 rebounds and missed only three free throws (13-of-16, 81.3 percent).

 

 

SGSC hosted Action Sports Academy this past Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Wellness Center Gymnasium on the Douglas Campus. The Hawks begin a four-game road trip Tuesday, Nov. 8 in Jacksonville, Fla., against Florida State College – Jacksonville. SGSC will play its first game on the Waycross Campus Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. during the Applebee’s Okefenokee Classic.

 

 

General admission to all regular season home games is five dollars with children five and under admitted free.

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