The young team keeps competing over the break

Daniel Waugh

Game 1 @ Mercer (L 50-62) 

The Eagles competed in their first road game of the season at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. The beginning of the game went back and forth, but a jumper from Sydni Means gave Mercer a 10-7 lead with two seconds to in the first quarter. The Eagles were able to obtain the lead one time in the second quarter, when sophomore Trellanie English-Lurry made a three pointer with 2:53 remaining before halftime, giving Georgia Southern a 21-20 lead. Mercer would then go on a 10-5 run and take the lead 30-26 at halftime.

The Eagles were able to regain the lead and extend it to five points, the largest lead for the team, in the third quarter with a three pointer from redshirt junior Alexis Sams. After Mercer tied the game back up, a jump shot by Kahlia Lawrence gave Mercer a 47-45 lead to end the third quarter. Mercer’s offense was able to dominate in the fourth, outscoring the Eagles 15-5 in the quarter including a 12-0 run to start the period. Angel McGowan and English-Lurry both scored a team high 11 points in the game.

Game 2 @ Georgia ( 28-75)

Following the road game at Mercer, the Eagles travelled to Athens to take on The University of Georgia. Georgia Southern scored 15 points in the first half and shot just 7-28 from the field. The Eagles shooting woes would continue in the second half, making only 5 of their 26 shots and scoring 13 points. UGA’s Merritt Hempe would shine for the Bulldogs, scoring 20 points and lead the Bulldogs to a 75-28 win.

The Eagles (0-3) travel to Savannah State on Wednesday before returning home to face Jacksonville State on Friday.