South Georgia State College’s men’s basketball team managed to overcome a second half surge by Albany Tech Wednesday night to defeat the Titans 79-62.
Big scoring runs defined the game with the Hawks (19-3, 6-2) eventually pulling away in the second half. SGSC broke a 16-16 tie in the first half and outscored the Titans 30-12 over the final 10 minutes to take a 46-28 lead into the locker room. The Titans opened the second half with a run of their own, outscoring SGSC 21-6 to cut the lead to three points.
Collins Joseph led the Hawks with 24 points and eight rebounds, which included six three-pointers. Marquise Jackson finished with 18 points, four rebounds and two steals.
The Hawks begin a two-game conference road trip before returning home Saturday, Feb. 8 to host Central Georgia Tech. Tip for the game is set for 4 p.m.
General admission to all regular season home games is five dollars with children five and under admitted free.