Eagles turn out the lights on Golden Flashes

Randall Hampton

The first victory of the season came in dominant fashion as the Georgia Southern University women’s basketball team crushed the Kent State University Golden Flashes 71-47

GSU put Kent State in a vice defensively and kept them there the entire game.  The Eagles held Kent State to a measly 26 percent shooting for the game.  It was the defense that forced Kent State into 25 turnovers.

The first half was tight until GSU went on a 13-0 run with just under 9:30 left.  Junior guard MiMi DuBose sparked the run and poured in six of the 13 points.  DuBose led GSU with 21 points and four assists.

GSU went into halftime up by nine and refused to be denied.  The Eagles clinched the 24-point victory in their talons thanks to a 40 point second half outburst.

The Eagles are proving to be a second half team as they followed an 18 point first half against Georgia State with a 30-point half.  Today a 31 point first half was overshadowed by the 40 point second half.

GSU will try to build on today’s victory against conference rival Davidson College on Dec. 1 in North Carolina at 4 p.m.