Preview: Georgia Southern Women’s basketball heads west to Arkansas for a pair of Sun Belt games

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  • After falling 2-13 in the conference, the Eagles now look at a five game loss streak.

Ryan Kostensky

Sitting at 7-19 overall and 2-13 in conference, GS has little to play for, likely missing out on the Sun Belt Tournament in New Orleans in a few weeks. The Eagles travel to Arkansas where they face Little Rock on Thursday, Feb. 28 and Arkansas State on Saturday, March 2.

GS is going to need to rely on junior guard Alexis Brown, who leads the team with 17.5 points per game, and is just one of three players to start in all 26 games played. Sophomore guard Tatum Barber averages 11.5 as the team’s only other double-digit scorer.

Little Rock – Feb. 28

Little Rock comes into Thursday’s game amidst a two-game losing streak, but the Trojans have been atop of the Sun Belt Conference standings for quite some time. At 11-3 in conference, Little Rock looks to solidify a better seed and will likely put a lot of importance into the game. Senior forward Ronjanae DeGray leads the Trojans with 14.7 points per game and junior guard Kyra Collier comes in just behind at 13.7 points per game, propelling Little Rock to their successful season.

Arkansas State – March 2

The Red Wolves come into Saturday’s matchup as a middle of the road Sun Belt team. At 5-9 in conference and 10-15 overall, Arkansas State is looking to better their tournament seed much like Little Rock is, and needs a victory over GS to ensure this.

Sophomore forward Peyton Martin averages 14.1 and redshirt-senior Akasha Westbrook averages 10.8 points per game as the leading scorers for the Red Wolves and will look to get going early against the Eagles.

Thursday’s road matchup is set for 12:30 p.m. from Little Rock, and Saturday’s tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. from State University. GS will face Georgia State in Atlanta for their final game of the season next Saturday.

Ryan Kostensky, The George-Anne Sports Reporter,