Weekend of Feb.13: Here’s what you missed in Georgia Southern Athletics

Mitch Smith

Here’s what you missed this weekend in Georgia Southern Athletics…

Men’s Basketball

The men’s basketball team grabbed a win over Coastal Carolina, 79-69, this past Thursday. GS forced 17 turnovers and the Chanticleers went 0-14 from the 3-point range. They also played this past Saturday against Appalachian State. The Eagles were tied at 54 but slipped to 67-62, losing the lead in the final minutes.

What’s next?

The men’s basketball team will travel to Texas State on Thursday where they will play at 8 p.m. and UTA Saturday at 3 p.m. Both games can be viewed on ESPN+.

Women’s Basketball

The women’s basketball team beat ULM on Thursday. The Warhawks led by a point with about five minutes left but the Eagles were able to clutch the lead. The women’s team also played on Saturday against UL, but they could not continue this newfound winning streak. GS fell 72-60 and Tatum Barber tallied 15 for the day.

What’s next?

The women’s basketball team will return to Hanner Fieldhouse on Thursday where they will play Coastal Carolina at 6:30 p.m.

Softball

The softball team had a busy week at Orlando’s Disney/ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. They pulled off four wins and one loss in the Citrus Classic. The team played two games on Friday, beating Saint Joseph’s 5-1 and suffering their only loss of the week to Lehigh, 0-1. The next day of the tournament, they defeated Bethune-Cookman, 5-1, and Charleston Southern, 4-0. The final day, they wrapped up with a 9-4 win against Charleston Southern.

What’s next?

The softball team will have two games on Friday, one at 4:30 against Evansville and the other at 7 p.m. against Monmouth.

Baseball

The baseball team opened their season up with a 6-0 shutout on Friday night against Ball State. The teams faced off again the next day, but this time in a double header. The first game ended 7-4 with the Eagles winning. The second half of the double header opened with an explosion, where the Eagles managed a 15-run first inning resulting in a 16-0 final.

What’s next? 

The Eagles baseball team will face off against No.19 ranked Georgia Tech on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Men’s Golf

The men’s golf team traveled to Gainesville this past weekend for the Gator invite. The team finished with an even-par 280 (the second lowest of the day) which earned them 7th place overall. 

What’s next?

The men’s golf team will play again in the Colleton River Collegiate in Beaufort, S.C., March 2-3.

Men’s Tennis

The men’s tennis team traveled to Bethune-Cookman on Saturday where they won 4-2. The team took one last trip of the day to Stetson where they met their first loss of the week, 5-2.

What’s next?

The Eagles will match off against Bryant on Saturday and then East Carolina on Sunday in Greenville, North Carolina. 

T&F/Cross Country

The team traveled to Samford for its final indoor regular season meet. In sprints,Hubbard placed fifth in the finals, Williams placed seventh, and Zaini at 21st. For middle/hurdles, Williams and Zaini finished seventh and 14th. In distance, Nagwandala broke her own Georgia Southern 300m record with a time of 9:54.96 and also earned 3rd place out of 28. In the long jump, Lynch placed 24th with a leap of 17-1 ½. Nagwandala placed second, Braman in eighth, and Harris in tenth in the 5000m hosted the following day.

What’s next? 

The team will travel back to Birmingham Crossplex next week for the Sun Belt Conference Championship.

Mitch Smith, The George-Anne News Reporter, [email protected]