Basketball Week in Review (December 27-January 5)

Eagles have an up and down week on the court

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Credit: Georgia Southern Athletics

DJ Cadden, Correspondent

Both the Eagle men and women were in action as soon as 2021 began, with both finishing the weekend with a 1-1 record.

The women started their conference season on New Year’s Day with a 71-65 loss at South Alabama.

Shondell Vickers was the star as she put together a 12 point and 15 rebound performance, both of which led the team. The remainder of the Eagles combined to shoot less than 33% from the field, which stifled any offensive momentum.

The men were also in action on Friday as they suffered a brutal 88-59 loss at the hands of the Jaguars.

South Alabama was led by a 26-point performance from Michael Flowers, who was one of four Jaguars to eclipse double digits.

For the Eagles, Elijah McCadden and Zack Bryant were the only players to accumulate double digits.

Rebounding was the glaring weakness on Friday as Brian Burg’s team was out-rebounded by 19.

On Saturday, both Eagle basketball teams bounced back with victories over the Jaguars.

The women took down South Alabama by a score of 78-71.

A’Tyanna Gaulden led the Eagles with 15 points. Shondell Vickers, en route to a Sun Belt Player of the Week award, accumulated 12 points and 9 rebounds in another strong performance.

On the men’s side, the Eagles also took down South Alabama, 62-49.

Elijah McCadden recorded his second double-double of the season as he accumulated 12 points and 10 rebounds. Andrei Savrasov had his best game of the season with 9 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks.

Both the men and women will be back in action this weekend.

The women will host Appalachian State in Statesboro at 6p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The men will travel to Boone to take on the Mountaineers at 6 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday as well.