Barber’s strong performances lead to even conference record

Elijah Jackson

STATESBORO — The Georgia Southern women’s basketball team played eight games over winter break here’s a recap to see how they did. 

In the eight game span, they went 3-5 with two wins coming at home against Louisiana and ULM. 

The team had one win in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic against St. Francis Brooklyn, but the team has struggled on the road, as they have lost all six games away from Hanner Fieldhouse.

As a team, GS shot about 39% from the field while scoring an average of 60.8 points per game. 

The Eagles were led by junior guard Tatum Barber and senior guard Alexis Brown who are averaging 11.0 and 10.6 points respectively on the season.

Their best game away from Hanner came during the 2019 Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic 78-47 win against St. Francis Brooklyn. In this game GS outscored St. Francis Brooklyn in bench points 40-10. As a team GS shot 47.8% from the field while holding St. Francis Brooklyn to 27.5% shooting.

Freshman guard Jaiden Hamilton has stepped up in the lineup and saw a lot of action over the break, as she has started for the past five games. She is averaging 8.8 points per game and grabbing 3.6 rebounds while shooting 40% from the field.

The team now holds a 5-10 overall record, and a promising 2-2 conference record. They will play Troy at home on Thursday, before taking on South Alabama on Saturday.

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