Southern Crescent holds off late rally to win first GCAA DIII Championship 96-90
OXFORD, Georgia – The Southern Crescent Technical College men's basketball team captured its first ever championship with a 96-90 victory over West Georgia Technical College in the GCAA D-III Men's Basketball Tournament Championship Sunday afternoon.
It took a valiant effort from Southern Crescent to hold off a second half Golden Knights rally lead by an a 37-point effort from WGTC's Martize Spearman in an entertaining up-and-down-the-court affair.
Down by as much as 20 in the second half, West Georgia Tech never gave up, and was within three points on two different occasions in the final minute.
The Tigers extended their lead to 20 early in the second half, 54-34, with 14:45 remaining. But the Golden Knights chipped away again, and managed to get to within five, 66-61, with 8:13 left. Southern Crescent scored seven-straight points over the next minute to extend its lead back to 12, at 73-61.