Basketball falls to KSU in first home game

Junior guard Tatum Barber tallied ___ points in the loss.

Amanda Arnold

The Georgia Southern women’s basketball team fell to Kennesaw State, 95-69, in the first home game of the season on Sunday.

After a slow start in the fourth quarter, seeing just 18 points for the Eagles, GS picked up the pace in the second quarter.

Junior guard Tatum Barber led the GS offense with 18 points and eight rebounds, with help from senior guard Alexis Brown. She put up nine points and cranked up the team’s momentum in the third quarter.

GS could not stop junior Owl Kamiyah Street, who led both teams with 32 points and four rebounds. She was one of four Owls who scored in double digits.

GS trailed the entire game and saw the closest margin in the first quarter. The team struggled from the three point line, shooting about 19 percent. 

The Owls relied on the same five starters during the game and made very few substitutions. GS took the opposite approach and had two waves of players moving in and out. 31 points on the scoreboard came from the Eagle bench.

GS exploded in the third quarter offensively, where they scored 24 points compared to the first half’s 28 points. 

GS looks considerably more defensive than last season, no doubt due to new Head Coach Anita Howard, and freshman guard Jaiden Hamilton had a strong showing with 10 points. This was her strongest collegiate performance yet.

With this loss, GS drops to an 0-2 overall record. The team will look for their first win on Wednesday at home against North Dakota at 11 a.m.

Amanda Arnold, The George-Anne Sports Editor, [email protected]