Mocs make short work of Eagles

Randall Hampton

It got ugly for the Georgia Southern University women’s basketball team as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs defended its home court by a score of 75-43.

GSU struggled to rebound the basketball and it cut into the team’s offensive possessions.  The Eagles put up 49 shots for the game compared to 60 for UT Chattanooga.

The fact that GSU only made 33 percent of its shots while allowing UT Chattanooga to shoot 47 percent from the field contributed heavily to the loss.

The lack of shot attempts was a direct result of the GSU getting hammered on the glass 45-31.  Freshman forward Sierra Kirkland grabbed six of the team’s 31 rebounds to lead all Eagles.

In a game where shots were hard to come by the Eagles needed to play tough defense.  Unfortunately for GSU a 17-0 second half run put too much distance between the Eagles and UT Chattanooga.

GSU has a quick turnaround as the team will battle another conference rival in the Samford University Bulldogs on Monday at 8:00 p.m.  GSU will attempt to improve its record to 3-13 with a win.