GSU shut down by Samford defense on the road

Colin Ritsick

A below average shooting percentage put the Georgia Southern University women’s basketball on the wrong side of a 56-41 game against Samford University on Monday night on the road.

The Eagles, who’s season shooting percentage was 32 percent coming into the game, shot only 24 percent against the Southern Conference foe on 12-49 from the field. Included in Monday night’s percentage is the 2-14 shooting from beyond the arc, a 14 percentage.

GSU dropped to 2-14 (1-6 SoCon) with this latest loss.

Junior guard Mimi Dubose continues being the Eagles leading scorer. The 14.3 points per game guard from Jefferson, Ga. finished against the Bulldogs with a team-leading 16 points. Dubose was 4-12 from the floor and went 7-7 from the free throw line. She did however, account for seven of the 14 three point attempts, yet only connected on one.

Senior guard Meredith Frye, the team’s leading scorer last season, had one of her best games of the season finishing with 12 points. Junior forward Aishya Wofford also pitched in a team-leading nine rebounds.

The Eagles did do some things well on Monday though. GSU is a team that averages 20.3 turnovers per game but only gave the ball up 12 times against Samford. The squad also came down with 34 boards, just shy of the average 36 rebounds per game.

The difference in the contest simply came down to the fact that GSU shot a mere 24% from the field as opposed to Samford’s 44 percent from the field. The Bulldogs defense shut down the Eagles, plain and simple.

The Eagles dropped its third straight game, all SoCon matchups. The team will get a nearly week-long break before hosting the Wofford College Terriers at Hanner Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon.