The Georgia Southern men’s basketball team took down rival Appalachian State 92-69, in a painless match Saturday afternoon to extend to a four game winning streak as they return home to Hanner Fieldhouse for the last three games of conference play.
Led by senior guard Tookie Brown who tallied 28 points and eight rebounds, GS held the lead for majority of the game, only allowing two lead changes. Redshirt-junior forward Simeon Carter added in 18 points and two blocks, making this his eighth game of the season with double digit point values. Senior forward Montae Glenn contributed ten points and seven rebounds in a 4-6 effort, bringing up his point average to ten this season. Freshman guard Calvin Wishart put up nine points and three assists.
GS shot 58 percent during the first half and went on a 20-3 run to go into the break up by 18. Appalachian State cut the deficit down to three with 11 minutes left but this would be their only rally of the afternoon.
GS scored a whopping 35 points off the bench and 20 points from turnovers alone. The Mountaineers were led by sophomore guard Justin Forrest with 15 points and two rebounds, with help from Ronshad Shabazz tallying 12 points, four rebounds, and two steals. They fall to 9-18 and 4-10.
With this win, GS improves to 18-10 and 10-5 in the conference. The team is currently tied for second in the Sun Belt with Georgia State behind Texas State. The Eagles will be back in action, looking to extend their winning streak to five, in Hanner Fieldhouse on Thursday to play a 10-17 Little Rock team. The game can be streamed on ESPN+.
Amanda Arnold, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, [email protected]