GA Southern vs ULM Recap

The Eagles squared off against a tough Warhawks squad in hopes of moving into first place in the Sun Belt Conference.

Immediately the Eagles’ defense jumped to a 1-2-2 press which ultimately resulted in easy buckets for the Warhawks. The Eagles struggled to find their offense, only scoring 25 first-half points. This ties the lowest amount scored in a half all season.

Toward the end of the first half, the Eagles fell into a 1/12 drought.

With a little over halfway through the season, the Eagles have been struggling in shooting the three ball at 27.5%, and once again the ball couldn’t find the net as the Eagles struggled to find their mark from deep.

On the contrary, Kaden Archie displayed crafty finishing at the rim allowing his teammates to be freed up by drawing so many defenders into the paint. Archie’s long wingspan allows him to shoot over defenders in the blink of an eye.

“The offense is getting the right looks, it’s just a matter of knocking down the shot when your number is called,” said Graduate Manager Cavel Witter.

The Eagles couldn’t keep center Victor Bafutto off the glass as he racked up 15 rebounds, tallying more than four Eagles starters together. The second half only got worse for the Eagles as they fell into a 20-point deficit.

Halfway through the second half, the Eagles sparked an 8-0 run which showed life. Moments later guard Tyreke Locure hushed fans at “the nest” by hitting back-to-back three-pointers.

The Warhawks were able to pull away early and keep their foot on the gas throughout the rest of the game. The Eagles are still unable to find a consistent scorer for those must-score situations.

Nonetheless, the Eagles are looking to get back on track in a rivalry match-up vs Georgia State University. For live stats, rosters, and scheduling visit 2022-2023 men’s basketball.