Hawks upset No. 23 Georgia Highlands in conference opener

The South Georgia State College Hawks won their conference opener Saturday afternoon and upset a nationally-ranked opponent in the process, defeating No. 23 Georgia Highlands College, 89-74.

The win also extended the Hawks’ current winning streak to five games.

“This was a very physical game and a great team win for us,” said head coach Cory Baldwin.  “It was also a good indication of just how tough our conference will be this year.”

Jovante’ Spivey led the Hawks (10-1, 1-0) with 27 points and five assists.  Demontrez Austin finished with another double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds.  Jamison Williams had 12 points and six rebounds.  Daniel Peace finished with 11 assists and four steals.

Saturday’s win places the Hawks in a tie for second place in the conference behind Central Georgia Tech.

The Hawks continue their early conference schedule next Saturday night at Albany Tech.  The team returns home Dec. 16 to face Chattahoochee Tech.  Tip for the Dec. 16 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.


PHOTO: Daniel Peace tries for a layup during Saturday’s conference opener against No. 23 Georgia Highlands College.