Eagles start conference play with loss

Shakeem Holloway

Georgia Southern University men’s basketball team came up short losing 55-50 in what was almost a great comeback against Elon University, causing GSU’s record to fall to 2-4.

“It’s very disappointing to lose at home. We want to keep getting better game by game and by March we’re gonna[sic] be playing good basketball,” head coach Charlton Young said.

Tre Bussey led the Eagles with 16 points one block and one steal while shooting 7-12 from the field. C.J Reed also added 13 points and one steal.

The Phoenix led 32-26 in the first half. The Phoenix were able to score 12 points off eight first half GSU turnovers. The Eagles were not able to capitalize on six turnovers for the Phoenix.

After being down 51-38 with four minutes and 40 seconds to go, the Eagles mounted a surge. The Eagle cut the lead to 53-48 after back-to-back three pointers by Reed and Eric Ferguson.

Ferguson connected on one of two free throws and the lead was down to three (53-50) with 40 seconds left in the game.

Jack Isenberger hit two clutch free throws for the Phoenix to put the game out of reach and seal a win for the Phoenix 55-50.

Isenberger and Lucas Troutman led the Phoenix with 16 and 12 points respectively.

The Eagles play at Samford University on this Saturday at 1 p.m.