Turnovers cause women’s basketball to drop another conference loss

Elijah Jackson

The Georgia Southern’s women’s basketball team dropped their fourth straight game in a 65-71 loss to South Alabama.

The Eagles were led by Jaiden Hamilton who scored 14 points on 6-12 shooting from the field while also grabbing six rebounds. Nikki McDonald and Hailey Dias-Allen added 10 points off the bench.

The Eagles shot 43% from the field but had a game high 21 turnovers which the Jaguars took advantage of by having 22 points off of turnovers.

“The turnovers are killing us right now,” Head Coach Anita Howard said. “You know, I think we’re literally physically giving the game away when we give our opponents that many chances to score the basketball.”

In the third quarter, Hamilton had back to back three-pointers that helped give the Eagles their first lead since early in the first quarter and helped tie the game up going into the fourth quarter with the score being 47-47.

South Alabama opened up the fourth quarter with a 16-2 run and took a commanding 63-49 lead with 4:40 left in the game.

With the loss, GS falls to 5-12 overall and 2-4 in Sun Belt conference play while South Alabama improves to 9-9 overall and 3-3 in Sun Belt conference play.

GS will be back in action at Hanner January 25 as they will try to break their current four game losing streak against the Georgia State Panthers.

Elijah Jackson, The George-Anne Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu