Eagles to meet South Alabama

Bethany-Grace Bowers

The Georgia Southern Women’s basketball team will meet South Alabama this Saturday, a team that currently has a 13-3 record for the season.

When looking at the overall season GS Women’s basketball has fallen short in scoring more than they have claimed victories, but there is nothing stopping them from going for that win every single time.

Looking at the team statistics up until now, fans are able to see what the game might go a little like on Saturday.

South Alabama

The South Alabama Jaguars have had a pretty smooth season so far. With their record sitting where it is right now, they will have a confidence coming into this game that will be sure to have an effect on their performance.

With strong players like Shaforia Kines, junior guard from Birmingham, Alabama , and Savannah Jones, redshirt sophomore guard from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, the Jaguars are sure to rack up points.

During the season Kines has racked up an average of 14.3 points a game and Jones is right behind her with 13.9. Their ability to get through each defense they have faced has led them to getting those points toward a win.

Georgia Southern

Although the season has not been the best for the Eagles, the players approach each game as Coach Drown aspects them to. Just like every sport at GS, the Eagles never settle for anything less than their best game and this Saturday they are sure to bring it.

A few players stand out so far in the season and that starts with junior guard Alexis Brown. Playing for 511 minutes on the season, Brown has seen some playing time and fans are sure to see her this Saturday.

Being a junior, Brown has gained much experience over the past three years and has an average of 17.2 points per game this season. Brown is 63-79 in free throws for the season and with that record, Brown is counted on many times each game.

Another player to watch this weekend is Amira Atwater. A junior guard from Douglasville, Georgia, Atwater has scored an average of 7.2 points a game and is currently at 34.2 average minutes played in each game.

Atwater will definitely be seen on the court Saturday and will rack up more minutes and more points for the Eagles.

The game Saturday will be one that fans do not want to miss. It is always even more of a competition when the game is conference play and records are on the line. After Saturday, one team will increase in conference wins and the other will not, so Eagle Nation is ready to see the Eagles meet the Jaguars.

The Eagles set to meet the University of South Alabama this Saturday in Hanner Fieldhouse at 2 p.m.

Bethany-Grace Bowers, The George-Anne Assistant Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu