Recap and Images from Thursday nights game against App. State

Jozsef Papp

The Georgia Southern Basketball Team defeated rival Appalachian State with a dominant 83-46 to stay in first place in the Sun Belt Conference.

The Eagles never trailed after starting the game on a 13-2 run. Led by Jelani Hewitt, Trent Windeman, and Angel Matias, the Eagles dominated the whole game with a 52 shooting percentage from 3-point range while the Mountanieers were held to 29 percent shooting.

The second half started with a 11-4 run sparked by a Hewitt 3-pointer. The Eagles led 44-20 five minutes into the second half. The lead grew too as much as 42 points in the second half with 1:44 to go.

The Eagles will continue their five-game home stand against UALR on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.