Basketball week in review

Eagles’ promising weekend turns sour

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Credit: Georgia Southern Athletics

DJ Cadden, Correspondent

Both men and women were back in action for the Eagles this weekend.

On Friday, the women held down the fort at Hanner Fieldhouse as they took down Appalachian State, 87-56.

Jaiden Hamilton led the way with 16 points and four rebounds. Tatum Barber also had a strong performance as she scored 14 points and made all four of her three-point attempts.

At the same time, the men fell in a close 66-63 game against the Mountaineers.

Despite leading the majority of the game, the Eagles collapsed at the end which gave the Mountaineers enough room to squeeze out a win.

Prince Toyambi led the way with a double-double. Eric Boone was the only other Eagle to eclipse double digits as he scored 10 points.

On Saturday, the Eagle women fell to the Mountaineers by a score of 70-58. After such a dominating win the night before, this loss came as a shock to many Eagle fans.

Despite the loss, Tatum Barber once again had a strong performance, gaining 16 points and six rebounds for the team.

The men’s team fell in another nail-biter on Saturday ending the game at 77-71. The lead swapped four times as the teams fought to the very end.

Elijah McCadden and Eric Boone both scored 14 points as the Eagles had four double-digit scorers.

Points off turnovers proved to be the difference as the Mountaineers capitalized for 22 points off turnovers and the Eagles had just two points.

The men are set to host Troy on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. in Hanner Fieldhouse.

The women will travel to Troy and play Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m.