Southern falls to State in back to back matches

Briyanna Thompson, Managing Editor of Sports

Georgia Southern lost their second match up against Georgia State in a 9 point loss Saturday night.

Southern had a slow start early in the game but were able to put up a 12 point lead after going on a 13-4 run making the score 28-21 at halftime. 

The Eagles led for 26 minutes of the contest and created a 39-27 cushion on a triple from Cam Bryant just under four minutes into the second period. 

This would be the third consecutive 3-pointer for Southern as Andrei Savrasov and Gedi Juozapaitis also scored from the 3-point line. Savrasov led the Eagles with 21 points.

With a little over 5 minutes left in the game, State went on a 18-4 run and took the lead making the score 50-46. Both teams exchanged free throws but the Eagles committed multiple turnovers that inevitably cost them the match.

With the final score being 58-49 the Eagles record goes to 11-14  (4-10 in SBC).

Georgia Southern will host two more regular season games at home, starting with the Ragin Cajuns on February 23 and ending with App State on February 26 and 27.