Eagles ease past FVSU in home opener

DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

Just two days after their upset victory at Auburn, the Georgia Southern took down Fort Valley State University, 99-71, in their first home game of the season.

Despite the lopsided score, the Eagles did not play a great all-around game. 29 turnovers to go along with just six made threes made for a very inefficient offensive output.

Given the blowout fashion of the win, 14 different Eagles appeared in the contest and all 14 players recorded at least one bucket.

Defensively, GS put together a masterclass of head coach Anita Howard’s patented “swarmification” defense. The constant suffocation of the ball led to 21 steals and a total of 30 turnovers committed by the Wildcats.

“It was one of our sloppier wins, but we’ll definitely take it,” said Howard. “I thought the team played really well in sports. We’re trying to still focus on being consistent throughout the four quarters. The only thing we definitely have to clean up is our turnovers.”

The Lady Eagles will have a small break before they host Florida International on Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN+.