Eagles fall to rival Georgia State at home

Ryan Kostensky

Georgia Southern Women’s Basketball loses to rival Georgia State 66-83 in route to their fourteenth loss of the season. 
The Eagles couldn’t upend the rivals from the north in Saturday’s affair, and with just one win in conference, things aren’t getting better.
The offense started off slow in the game, allowing the Panthers to cultivate a lead they would not give back. GS got down early, scoring just 25 points in the first half of play alone, in comparison to GSU’s 47. No GS player scored double digits in the first half of action, but it was junior forward Haley Dias-Allen who led the home team with six points through the first 20 minutes of play.
The second half of the game saw the Eagles pick up the scoring, nearly doubling the score from the first half with 24 points. It was junior guard Nakole Franks who caught fire for GS, draining five three-pointers on the way to 15 points off the bench.
For the Panthers, Allison Johnson and K.K. Williams broke over 20 points a piece, with Johnson scoring 21 and Williams scoring 22, respectively. 
GS would never be able to overcome the deficit, and would eventually drop the game 66-83.
Up next:
The Eagles host the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on Thursday while looking to get back in the win column. Tip-off for the contest is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Ryan Kostensky, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu