Hawks Defeat East Georgia State To Extend Winning Streak

The South Georgia State College Hawks extended their current winning streak to 13 games Saturday afternoon with a 76-64 conference win over East Georgia State.

The Hawks (23-3, 10-2) were led by Tyrone Sam who finished with 27 points.  A multiple winner this season of the GCAA’s Player of the Week honor, Sam shot 64 percent from the field and 88 percent from the free throw line. Other leading scorers included Zaquavian Smith (14 points) and McKinley Chambless,  Russell Keyhea, Karim Mawuenyega, and Dunavon Robinson – each scoring six points. Andre Elam continued his dominance on the boards by grabbing 12 rebounds.

“We did a great job sharing the ball tonight,” said head coach Cory Baldwin.

SGSC is currently in second place in the GCAA with four regular season games remaining. The Hawks travel to Macon Wednesday to face Central Georgia Tech and will return home next Saturday afternoon Feb. 20 to battle the Georgia Highlands Chargers. The Chargers are in first place in the GCAA and are currently ranked second in the nation.

SGSC will also host Alumni Day on Feb. 20. Alumni of SGSC (2013-present), the former Waycross College, and the former South Georgia College are invited to the game and will receive free admission, a complimentary gift, and recognition at halftime.

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