Eagles lose big in final game

Photo by: Chad KenneySenior guard C.J. Reed (24) prepares to score a goal in the game against Davidson. GSU won the game 70-57.

Shakeem Holloway

Saturday, Georgia Southern University’s men’s basketball team took a loss against Davidson College, ending its last regular season game 83-48.

Earlier in the season, the Eagles took on the high-ranked Wildcats and beat them 70-57, but Saturday’s sequel game was not the same turnout.

The Wildcats outplayed the Eagles in every aspect of this game. GSU was having a hard time getting started in the first half, especially when it came to the team’s outside game. From behind the arc, the Eagles went 0-7, while Davidson made 2-5.

The Eagles shot slightly better in the first half from the field making 30.8 percent of their shots, but this could not compete with Davidson shooting 62.1 percent from the field.

The Eagles finished the first half with 19 points to Davidson’s daunting 45 points.

GSU picked up its game in the second half a little bit, shooting 33.3 percent from behind the arc. Although the Eagles improved their offense, Davidson out-defended the Eagles in every area.

The Wildcats, compared to the Eagles, got 11 more rebounds, four fewer turnovers, five more blocks and two more steals.

GSU scored 48 points in this game thanks to the help of a few leading Eagles.

Senior guard C.J. Reed contributed 16 points with six of those coming from the team’s only two three-pointers. He also posted three rebounds and two steals.

Another standout was junior guard Tre Bussey with 11 points, three assists and one steal. The Wildcats showed superior playmaking skills on the court with 17 assists compared to GSU’s four assists.

Up next for the Eagles is the 2013 Southern Conference Tournament starting on Friday against Wofford College at 11:30 a.m. If the Eagles take the victory, they will match up against No. 1 Davidson again in the second round of the SoCon Championship on Saturday.