January 27, 2012
The Georgia Perimeter College Jaguars took advantage of scoring runs in both the first and second halves to defeat the Waycross College Swamp Foxes Thursday night, 64-58, and remain atop the GCAA standings.
“This was a very intense game. You’ve got to give them (GPC) credit. They are a good, physical, inside-oriented team,” said head coach Cory Baldwin.
The Swamp Foxes (14-5, 4-3 GCAA) built a 29-17 lead, their biggest of the game, on a three-pointer by Adam McLeod with 7:51 remaining in the first half. GPC quickly answered with two three-pointers of its own, beginning a 15-3 run to close out the half.
The teams headed to the locker room at halftime tied, 32-32.
GPC opened the second half with a 14-4 run in the first eight minutes to pull ahead, 46-36. The Swamp Foxes cut the Jaguar lead to three points on two different occasions over the final 12 minutes, only to watch GPC make 4-of-6 free throws in the final 28 seconds to seal the win.
“I felt like we fought through both of their runs, but in the end it just didn’t bounce our way,” Baldwin said.
Darius Tookes led the Swamp Foxes with 12 points, three rebounds, and four steals. Kelcey Walker had nine points and six assists. Andrew Lawrence and Lydell Manigo rounded out the top scorers with six points each.
WC begins a two-game road trip Sunday before returning home Thursday, Feb. 2 against Middle Georgia College. Tip for the game is set for 7 p.m.General admission to all regular season home games is five dollars with children five and under admitted free.
Waycross College has been a proud member of the University System of Georgia since the college’s founding in 1976.