Brown shines in first start in six games but Eagles fall to Trojans

Alexis Brown in her first game back in the starting lineup scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Elijah Jackson

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern’s women’s basketball fourth quarter comeback fell just short as they lost to the Troy, 69-79.

Alexis Brown got her first start since Dec. 19 in a loss to Kent State at the Las Vegas Holiday Classic, and she didn’t disappoint.

She led the Eagles with 23 points, 10 rebounds and three assists along with 2 steals. Brown also shot 58% from the field and 66% from 3-point land.

The Eagles led 19-18 in the first period, but then they proceeded to go 0-15 from the field in the second quarter, in which Troy outscored the Eagles 22-3.

“I wish we could throw away that second quarter,” Head Coach Anita Howard said. “I thought we got too comfortable after that first quarter where we played them fairly competitive. We let up, and they pushed the gas.”

In the second half, the Eagles outscored the Trojans 47-39 where they shot 62.5% from the field compared to the Trojans 36.0%.

With the loss, the Eagles move to 2-3 in Sun Belt play and 5-11 overall on the season.

GS will be back in action Saturday against South Alabama at Hanner Fieldhouse as they will look to break their current 3-game losing streak.

Elijah Jackson, The George-Anne Sports Editor, [email protected]