QUICK HITS: Eagles break four year drought against the Panthers

Elijah Jackson

The Georgia Southern women’s basketball team beat the Georgia State Panthers 81-56 in the first of the doubleheader at Hanner. 

This win marked the end of the Eagles four year drought against the Panthers and the end of their current four game losing streak. Led by a strong performance from Tatum Barber the Eagles took complete control of the game in the second half. 

Here’s a quick look at the win: 

Top performers

Junior guard Tatum Barber led the Eagles with 21 points and seven rebounds while graduate guard Nikki McDonald added 15 points off the bench. 

GSU guard Jada Lewis had 16 points. She was the only double digit scorer for the Panthers.

Key stat

The Eagles outscored the Panthers in the second half 49-26.

Notables 

GS had a strong shooting night from 3-point range as they shot 10-21 for the game as a team while also shooting 50% from the field as a team overall. 

GS defense was very good in the second half as they held GSU to 33% shooting from the field. 

The team breaks their four game losing streak with the win and will play Coastal Carolina next Thursday for the start of a two-game road trip. 

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