SGSC winning streak now at eight with win over Fort Benning

South Georgia State College’s men’s basketball team won its eighth game in a row Thursday night, defeating the team from Fort Benning, 74-59.

“This was a good game for us going into the (Christmas) break,” said head coach Cory Baldwin.  “They (Fort Benning) were a good, disciplined team.  They made us earn it tonight.”

Jovante’ Spivey led the Hawks (13-1, 3-0) with 19 points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals.  Cody Helgeland finished with 12 points and three rebounds.  Other statistical leaders were Demontrez Austin (11 rebounds) and Daniel Peace (10 assists).

The Hawks will enjoy the Christmas break then finish their non-conference schedule Saturday, Jan. 3 against Faith Baptist Post Graduate.

“We’ll enjoy our days off and then get right back to work,” said Baldwin.  “We have one more non-conference game before we play 15 straight conference games.  Things will no doubt get tougher as the season moves along.”   

Tip for the Jan. 3 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.

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FIRST PHOTO: Cody Helgeland tries for a layup Thursday night against Fort Benning.

SECOND PHOTO: Tyrone Sam drives the baseline against Fort Benning.