CGTC Titans take doubleheader victory

CGTC Titans take doubleheader victory

Macon- The Central Georgia Technical College women’s basketball team had three players score in double-figures in their 73-45 victory over East Georgia State College on Wednesday. With the win, the Lady Titans improved their record to 10-3 in the conference and 16-7 overall.

Freshman Ra’Keta Shelton recorded her eighth double-double of the season, as she gathered in 23 points, 12 rebounds, two steals, and two assists. Shelton currently leads the conference in both rebounds and steals, and is averaging 11.3 points per game for the season.

Sophomore guard Breanna Bryant also came up big for the Lady Titans with 16 points, four rebounds, three steals, and one assist. Freshman Lauren Duncan contributed 11 points and three rebounds to the Lady Titans’ victory.

Commanding the majority of the game, the Lady Titans made 56 percent (28-50) of their field goals and shot 73.7 percent (14-19) from the free throw line.

The women’s team is currently in third place in the conference behind Darton College and South Georgia Technical College, respectively.

On the men’s side, the Titans fought back from a 25 point deficit to defeat East Georgia State College, 83-80, in overtime. Wednesday’s win ended a seven-game losing streak for the Titans. After the big conference victory, the men’s team is now 6-7 and 16-8 overall.

In the thrilling overtime win, freshman players Lawrance Freeman, Andrei St. Vistal, and Mike Harden all came up big scoring double-digits. Freeman finished the night with 24 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block. Taking control of the game in overtime, St. Vistal scored a season-high 23 points, along with six assists, 5 rebounds, and two steals. To round out the leading scorers, Mike Harden added 18 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and one assist.

Free throw shooting kept the Titans in the game during the second half, and in overtime, of the game. The Titans ended the game shooting 68.9 percent (31-45) from the free throw line.

“We needed this win,” said men’s basketball head coach Reco Dawson. “To come back from 20+ [points] showed how tough our kids are. Our guys believed that they could win the game. I’m so proud of them.” After losing the previous seven games, Coach Dawson is optimistic about the remainder of the season, stating that “the win tonight will give us some confidence and momentum through the next five games.”

The women’s and men’s teams return to their home court on Tuesday, February 10 when they face Chattahoochee Technical College in conference-play at Larry Walker Arena in Warner Robins. The Lady Titans tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Titans at 7:30 p.m. This game will be the first of two THINK PINK Breast Cancer Awareness games hosted by CGTC Athletics.

Photo: Breanna Bryant (5) going up against two East Georgia State College defenders.

Photo: Sheldon Williams (23) shooting over an East Georgia State College player.