Hawks edge Albany Tech to rebound from weekend loss

Daniel Peace’s two free throws in the closing seconds of regulation helped propel the No. 10 South Georgia State College Hawks to a 70-67 win Monday night over the Albany Tech Titans.

“Tonight was a tale of two halves,” said head coach Cory Baldwin. “The first half was probably one of our best so far this season. They (Albany Tech) had a big comeback in the second half, and we did everything we could to hang on.”

The Titans overcame a 13-point deficit in the second half to tie the game 64-64 in the closing minutes of regulation.

Jovante’ Spivey led the Hawks (21-2, 10-1) with 20 points, four assists, and five steals. Jamison Williams had 18 points and five rebounds, while JeVaughn Sanchez finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.

Monday night’s win avenges a 76-75 loss on the road Friday night at Chattahoochee Tech, which snapped the Hawks’ record 15-game winning streak. 

“That was a tough loss, because we were right there to get the win and just couldn’t pull it out,” said Baldwin.

SGSC still leads the GCAA Conference with seven regular season games remaining.

The Hawks continue their current homestand Wednesday night at 7 p.m. against South Georgia Tech.  General admission to all regular season home games is five dollars with children five and under admitted free.

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PHOTO: Jamison Williams hits a jumper at the buzzer Monday night to end the first half against Albany Tech.