Lady Eagles Hold on for One-Point Win
CHARLESTON, S.C. - After two one-point leads slipped away in the last two games, the Georgia Southern Lady Eagles earned a one-point victory at the College of Charleston Wednesday. (Tunnel Hill, Ga.) sparked a second-half comeback with a season-high eight points and propelled GSU to a 35-34 win.
Georgia Southern (6-12, 2-7) overcame 29 turnovers and outrebounded one of the top teams in the conference despite their second-lowest scoring output of the season. (Jefferson, Ga.) led the Lady Eagles with nine points and tied for the team lead with five rebounds. (Fredricksburg, Va.) did a little bit of everything including five points, five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and three steals.
College of Charleston (3-15, 2-7) was held to 22.4% by a solid Georgia Southern defensive effort that included 11 blocks. Cathryn Hardy scored 10 points and added seven rebounds, while Latisha Harris scored seven points and added a team-best nine boards. The Cougars saw their 10-point second-half lead slip away after shooting just 5-for-20.
Georgia Southern led by seven points twice in the first half, but watched as the College of Charleston took an 18-12 lead into the half. The Cougars used a 6-0 run, including four points from Deidre Ramer, to snap a 12-12 tie with 2:34 remaining in the period. (Dumfries, Va.) hit a pair of jumpers and (Dublin, Ga.) added a three to give the Lady Eagles a 7-0 lead to start the half. GSU maintained a seven-point lead seven minutes into the contest after DuBose hit a trey. However, Charleston took advantage of 15 first-half turnovers to score seven unanswered points and tie the game at 12-12.
Down 10 points early in the second half the Lady Eagles shot 40.9% in the half and finished with 31.8% for the game. Georgia Southern responded with eight-straight points, including a three by Cook that cut the deficit to two points. A layup by Frye gave the Lady Eagles a 32-30 lead and DuBose added a three to extend the advantage to three points with just over five minutes to play. The Cougars had two shots in the final 30 seconds but missed both.
The Georgia Southern Lady Eagles return home Saturday for a Pack the House in Pink doubleheader against Western Carolina at 3 p.m. The men follow at 7:30 p.m. with College of Charleston.
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- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 22:15