Eagles pick up win over Thanksgiving break to improve to 2-4

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  • Junior guard Nakol Franks scored the game-winning shot against Bethune-Cookman to give the Eagles their second win of the season. 

Amanda Arnold

Over the holiday break, the Georgia Southern women’s basketball team fell to Stony Brook University but prevailed against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. They are holding on to a 2-4 record. Here’s what you missed.

After bringing home the first win of the season behind a strong performance against Savannah State on Nov. 15, the Eagles made a lengthy trip to Stony Brook, New York to take on the 2-1 Seawolves on Nov. 20.

Behind a sloppy first half on defense, 23 turnovers, and too many missed shots, GS went into halftime in a 32 point deficit. Alexis Brown had team high 14 points and Nakol Franks finished with eight points and eight rebounds.

The two attempted to propel the team during the second half, which resulted in 19 pts scored in the third quarter, but GS feel short to lose 72-43. The Seawolves scored 26 points from GS turnovers alone, and had a solid game on offense with 40 points from the paint.

Returning home after the holiday on Nov. 25 at Hanner Fieldhouse, the Eagles hosted the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. Brown was spectacular with a 27 point game and it was a spot-on day for Hailey Dias-Allen with 17 points and nine rebounds.

A fast break by Franks in the final seconds was what the Eagles needed to triumph 77-76. Franks’ fight for the final shot showed her aggression during this game, sealing in her 5 defensive rebounds.

The Wildcats’ standout guard, Angel Golden, was allowed 32 points by the GS defense and went head to head against Brown. With 17 lead changes, this game was the most exciting game for the Eagles yet.

They will travel to Kennesaw, Georgia State to take on the Kennesaw State Owls on Nov. 28.

Amanda Arnold, The George-Anne Sports Candidate, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu