Lady Eagles Pick up First Win at Stetson
Stetson was led by Kellie Olson with 14 points, followed by Jessica Conner with 11 points and nine rebounds.
“It’s always great to get that first win, just because it relaxes everybody,” said head coach Rusty Cram. “When you start the season this early, everybody’s looking for that win because you know how important that is, to get that under your belt, especially on the road. You can tell that for the kids it’s almost like a sigh of relief. So now we pick it up and go with it.”
In first-half action, the Hatters were the first to put points on the scoreboard as Ayesha Barkley hit a pair of buckets to put the Hatters ahead 4-0. But key
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In first half action, the Hatters got into foul trouble early, allowing the Lady Eagles to head to the charity stripe and connect on 8-of-11 attempts from the line. GSU’s last seven points of the half came from the free-throw line and they held a 28-20 advantage going into the locker room shooting 9-of-33 (.273) from the field, compared to Stetson’s 6-of-23 (.261) shooting.
In the second half the Hatters closed the gap to within five points twice in the first 10 minutes and GSU held a 46-41 advantage with 10:38 remaining.
Then the Lady Eagles countered with a 14-0 run over the next six minutes for a 60-41 advantage with 4:13 on the clock. The run was sparked by Geiger’s three-pointer and jumper, and extended by a triple off the hands of Atwood to beat the shot clock.
The Lady Eagles held on to the lead they produced just three minutes into the first half for their first win of the season.
“The kids are starting to believe,” said Cram. “It was obvious tonight they got their composure back. They were saying it. We heard it from the bench. They were taking ownership. And when they start taking ownership, that’s half the battle. I thought we contained them pretty well. And every time they made a run, we answered it.”
The Lady Eagles continue their tough three-game road trip to battle No. 10 Georgia, Tuesday, November 13 in
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Sunday, 11 November 2007 00:11