Eagles fall to USA Jaguars, extend losing streak to seven.

Bethany-Grace Bowers

The Georgia Southern Eagles fell short in Saturday’s match-up against the South Alabama Jaguars in Hanner Fieldhouse.

Looking at stats coming into the game GS fell short and despite the amount of effort the team out into the game, the victory went to the USA Jaguars. Many ladies on both sides of the court stood out and the game was a close one through most quarters.

During the first quarter of the game USA only took a one-point lead and the court looked tied in every aspect. Going into the second quarter GS started to fall short and the score went to 31-21 in the Jaguars favor.

After the half, the momentum stayed about the same and the score sat at 50-40. The Eagles struggled to gain points over the Jaguars and that contributed to the final score being 69-53.

Shaforia Kines, junior guard from Birmingham, Alabama, was on the court for a big chunk of the game and contributed 10 points to the Jaguars total score. Kines scored eight rebounds total and was 1-5 for three-pointers.

Another player from USA, Savannah Jones, a redshirt sophomore from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, scored a total of 17 points on the game and was also in the game for significant amount of time. Right under Kines, Jones scored a total of seven rebounds.

USA showed their strengths and so did GS. It just so happened that the Jaguars were able to gain the momentum to win this battle. The Jaguars played a strong defensive game which also contributed to their success.

 On the Eagles side of the court, Alexis Brown, a junior guard from Madison, Georgia was able to rack up 13 rebounds and contributed 15 points to the total score of the game. Eagle Nation continuously sees Brown on the court and her statistics up until now prove why.

Tatum Barber was another stand-out for GS and put 14 points on the board. The sophomore guard from Dallas, Texas was in the game for a total of 33 minutes and has been seen a lot this season because of her ability to get to the ball first and kill it on the court.

Although the Eagles fell short Saturday, the game was one where both teams had to draw upon their strengths in order to finish strong. The conference statistic now stands at 0-6 for GS and 3-3 for the Lady Jaguars.

The Eagles’ next match-up will be against the University of Texas at Arlington, in Arlington on Thursday Jan. 24.

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