Inconsistent Eagles Fall Short

Shakeem Holloway

After an upset win over Virginia Tech University this past Saturday, the Georgia Southern University men’s basketball team suffered a loss against Bradley University, 62-43.

In a consistent theme of inconsistency for the Eagles, last night’s game was a tail of two different teams.

The Eagles jumped out to an early lead of 12-8 only to be outscored 21-6 for the rest of the first half.

After halftime the Eagles began with a 13-3 run to the game at 31.

The Eagles would go on to score only 12 points after tying the game early in the half. The Braves would outscore GSU by double digits, putting up 31 points after the game was tied.

The Braves were led by Tyson Pickett who recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

C.J. Reed for the second game in a row led the Eagles in scoring with 10 points, nine of which came from behind the arc. Reed was named the Mid-Major and the SoCon Player of the week after his tremendous outing against Virginia Tech.

Eric Ferguson’s 12-game streak of scoring in double figures ended last night when he recorded only four points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes.

“I was disappointed that we were pushed around and that we didn’t give a consistent championship effort. What I was proud of was the way we came out and played early in the second half, tying the game up,” said head coach Charlton Young.

The Eagles will face Mississippi Valley State University in Las Vegas on Saturday at 3 p.m., in what will be the first game of two games on consecutive days at the Orleans arena.