Eagle basketball week in review — December 15-21, 2020

Another successful week for the Eagles

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Credit: Georgia Southern Athletics

DJ Cadden, Sports Correspondent

On Tuesday, the men once again kicked off the week’s action with a dominant 92-27 victory over Carver College. David Viti led the Eagles with 12 points.

The Eagles out-rebounded the Cougars 48-24 in a runaway victory against the winless Carver program.

On Friday, the Eagle women took down Georgia Southwestern State, 90-69. Georgia Southern was led by A’Tyanna Goulden’s 12 points. Three other women eclipsed the double-digit mark as well.

The men’s team was back in action Saturday and Sunday as a part of a two-game series at Florida International.

On Saturday, the Eagles took down Florida International 103-99 in a double overtime shootout. Eric Boone and Zack Bryant led the way as they scored 29 and 28 points respectively. Boone also led the defensive effort with four steals.

On Sunday, the Eagles took on Carver College for the second time this season. This time it resulted in another dominant Eagle victory, 119-43.

Cam Bryant scored a career high 29 points and brought in 9 rebounds, another career high. Rauleke Orizu also looked strong as he put together a double-double.

The women were also in action on Sunday, as they fell to Chattanooga, 96-87. Sophomore Jaiden Hamilton led the way with 16 points as she was one of four Eagles in double digits.

Defensive struggles haunted the Eagle women as Chattanooga shot over 55% from the field and over 50% from three.

To close out the week, the Eagle women took down Western Carolina 89-61 in Atlanta. The Eagles were led by a combined 35 points from A’Tyanna Gaulden and Daeja Holmes.

The Eagle women will not play again in 2020, but once they return the women will jump straight into Sun Belt conference play.

This week, the Eagle men are set to take on Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday at 7 p.m. This is the school’s lone basketball game of the upcoming week.