South Georgia State College's men's basketball team withstood an avalanche of three-point shots Saturday afternoon to pull away from Combine Academy Charlotte 87-73 and sweep the annual Chick-Fil-A Christmas College Classic in Waycross.
The Hawks (7-5) built a 27-10 lead in the first half before Combine outscored SGSC 26-12 to trail only 39-36 at halftime. A majority of Combine's scoring during that run came from behind the three-point line (10-for-28, 35.7 percent). Combine attempted 57 three-pointers for the game and connected on 17 of them.
Another stat that kept things close was at the free throw line. The Hawks attempted 37 shots and only made 18 for the game (48.6 percent).
"We stayed calm today and certainly weathered the storm," said head coach Cory Baldwin. "But we have some work to do as a team to make ourselves better."
Keyshaun Street led the Hawks with 18 points, followed by Skyler Baggs with 17 and Charles Botchway with 15. Botchway grabbed nine rebounds and dished out seven assists.
The Hawks next play Florida State College-Jacksonville in Waycross on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.