Lady Eagle ends tough road swing with a win

Katie Tolbert

After losing two games at home and two games on the road, the Georgia Southern University’s women’s basketball team ended its losing streak with a 90-82 win against Davidson College.

This team has been struggling all season to pull off wins, and their 8-17 record shows that. With lead senior guard Mimi DuBose injured, any GSU fan would assume that this team would continue on the path they were already on, which, before Saturday, was a four-game losing streak.

DuBose’s injury proved that this team’s bench has a lot of new talent that is just waiting to hit the court. Although junior guard Anna Claire Knight was the lead scorer in the Davidson game, posting a new career-high of 31 points, freshman guard Angel McGowan was the ultimate game changer.

McGowan scored a career-high 26 points against Davidson. In the two games that McGowan has started in place of DuBose, this team has gained momentum and could possibly end their season on a positive note with four conference games left to play.

The Eagles have progressively started to increase the amount of points they are posting and are starting to play better as a unit on the court.

This team has a second-year head coach, Chris Vozab, five seniors, one junior, five sophomores and three freshmen. Vozab is on her second year recruiting the players she thinks this program needs, and her new recruits are showing progress.

Every coach wants to send their upperclassmen off with a winning season, but there comes a time when a team needs to broaden out their starters to the talented new players freshly recruited on the bench.

The Eagles win against Davidson did end their four-game losing streak, but a lot can be seen from those losses. GSU was able to post more points on the board, reduce the deficit they lose by and marginalize the errors they are committing. There are four games left to play, so the hopes of a winning season are lost. But, this team will see a bright future in their next couple of seasons.

The Eagles will be back home once again to face off against Appalachian State University on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m.