Panthers’ comeback attempt falls short, Eagles advance in Sun Belt Tournament


DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

For the first time ever, the Georgia Southern women’s basketball program advanced in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

On Wednesday, the Lady Eagles took down rival Georgia State, 88-79.

Four different Eagles eclipsed double digits, led by Mya Burns’ 20-point performance. Taya Gibson, Terren Ward and Ja’nya Love-Hill also recorded double-digit points.

The Eagles dominated on the boards, out-rebounding the Panthers 46-24. Gibson, Ward and Love-Hill accumulated eight rebounds a piece.

The Eagles will face UT-Arlington on Friday. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN+.

GS took down the Mavericks, 64-63, on January 15.