Weekend of Jan.17: Here”s what you missed in Georgia Southern Athletics

Mitch Smith

Here’s what you missed this weekend in Georgia Southern Athletics …

Men’s Basketball

The men’s basketball team lost to South Alabama in a conference matchup on the road this past Saturday afternoon. The Eagles fought hard but were outscored, however, Isaiah Crawley posted his second-straight double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. 

What’s next?

The team will be hosting their next game which is January 25 at Hanner fieldhouse. The men play at 5 p.m.  with the women tipping it off at 2. Make sure you wear white, as Morris Bank is sponsoring a white out to support the school.

Women’s Basketball

The women’s basketball team also lost to South Alabama 71-65 in a conference matchup at home. The Eagles’ own freshman guard Jaiden Hamiliton continued her streak of double-digit scoring games in Sun Belt play. 

What’s next?

The team will be hosting rival Georgia State on Saturday at 2 p.m. in hopes of breaking their four game losing streak.

Men’s Tennis 

The men’s tennis team suffered a 5-0 defeat as they traveled to Miami for a night match. Coach Sander Koning says he was proud of the fight but realizes the team must stay poised in critical moments.

What’s next?

The Eagles will travel to South Carolina to face Clemson and the Citadel both January 26 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

Women’s Tennis

The women’s tennis team kick off their season with a 5-2 win over FAMU Saturday as they traveled to the North Florida campus. 

“Jumping out to early leads in singles really set the tone for the team,” Head Coach Sean McCaffery said. “We really did a great job in that area.”

What’s next?

Originally, the team was facing North Florida. Due to expected weather, those matches have been postponed. The next match will be in Orlando on January 31 against Texas A&M.

Track and Field/Cross Country

For sprints, ScoviaAyikoru placed ninth in the 200m dash with a time of 24.55. In middle/hurdles, Ellunde Montgomery placed sixth in the 800m with a time of 2:18.14. In the distance category, Nagwandala broke the school record in both the 3000m and 5000m finishing bronze in both events. Carley Braman takes sixth with a personal record and time of 18:37.69. Mattie Harries placed ninth at a time of 19:00.00. In the discus event, Siddeeqa Abdurrahman finished 11th with a toss of 13.13m.

What’s next?

The team will have a week off and then resume at South Carolina Jan. 31-Feb. 1 for the Carolina Challenge.

Mitch Smith, The George-Anne News Reporter, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu