Women’s basketball drops first game of the season

Kaitlin Sells

The women’s basketball team started their season off with a 81-65 loss to Wofford at home Tuesday night. 

The Eagles started the first quarter slow as they missed many of their shots and their possession game showed to be sloppy. Wofford took advantage of that and ran up 12 points in consecutive three pointers to start the game. 

The Eagles started to wake up and were able to put 10 points on the board before the end of the first, but Wofford still held a 12-point lead.

GS found their momentum in the second quarter and they cut Wofford’s lead close, only trailing by two points as they went on a 10-point streak to make the score 22-20. Wofford responded and ran up 19 points before halftime, leaving the court leading the Eagles 41-33.

The Eagles gave Wofford more room to score as the Terriers were more than happy to take advantage. Wofford was able to increase their lead as the Eagles trailed 49-66 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Eagles fell even further in the first half of the final quarter of the game as Wofford was able to put up over a 20-point lead. GS continued to fight and cut the deficit, but it wasn’t enough- showing the result of an 81-65 loss.

Wofford showed accuracy when it came to their shooting, especially when it came to three-pointers as they averaged a 3-point field goal percentage of 53. 

“We have to learn to fight through those times when you aren’t shooting very well,” Head Coach Kip Drown said to gseagles. “We shot 5-for-20 from 3 tonight so we weren’t making shots, but you have to keep playing through that and I didn’t feel like we did that in some spurts.”

The Eagles on the other hand need some work as their field goal percentage showed at 38. Defensively GS came out aggressive but need to work on their rebounding as they only collected 32 rebounds on the night while Wofford was able to tally 39.

GS will be back in action this Saturday when they travel to play Virginia Tech.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Assistant Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu