Preview: Eagles hit the road to compete for a conference win

Ryan Kostensky

Georgia Southern Women’s basketball heads south to take on South Alabama for a Valentine’s Day Showdown in Mobile.

With the 2018-19 season beginning to wind down, GS travels to Mobile where they face the Jaguars in a conference matchup. At 7-15 on the season with a 2-9 conference record, the Eagles look to hit the road and steal a win from a marginally better USA squad. The Jags sit at 17-5 on the season, but all five losses have come within Sun Belt conference play, putting them at fifth in the league.

Per usual, GS relies heavily on junior guard Alexis Brown and sophomore forward Tatum Barber, who average 17.5 and 10.7 points per game, respectively.

USA relies on a trio of double-digit scorers, each of which averages just a tick over 14 points per game. Redshirt-sophomore guard Savannah Jones leads all Jaguars with 14.8 ppg, while sophomore forward Antoinette Lewis and junior guard Shaforia Kines both knock down 14.4 per game.

Tip-off for Thursday’s contest from the Mitchell Center in Mobile, Alabama is scheduled for 8 p.m.

Ryan Kostensky, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, [email protected]