Eagles Head to FIU Sun & Fun Classic in Miami
Georgia Southern (7-4) takes a break from conference play when heading to Florida. In their last contest, the Lady Eagles defeated conference foe Western Carolina in a 62-50 fashion. Ashley Melson (Newnan, Ga.) led the Eagles in scoring, chipping in a team-high 14 points. Freshman Brittney Nelson (Rochester, Mich.) followed closely behind with a career-high 13 points. Jessica Geiger (Stone Mountain, Ga.) led the Eagles in rebounding, clearing away eight.
The FIU Golden Panthers stand at 3-8 overall thus far in the season and are 2-4 on their home court. They outscored South Carolina State, 64-56, in their last game on Dec. 22 at home. Monika Bosilj scored a team-high 27 points and Jasmine Jenkins pulled down 11 rebounds. Bosilj leads the team overall in scoring, averaging 17.2 points per game.
The East Carolina Pirates (8-3) are led by LaCoya Terry, who averages 18.5 points per game. Jean Best carried the team in scoring against Florida Atlantic in their last contest; Best chipped in a team-high 19 points in the 68-63 win over FAU on Dec. 20. The Pirates captured the Bahamas Shootout Title with the win; they defeated Mercer before edging Florida Atlantic in the final.
Marist claims a 9-1 overall record this season and is 5-1 on the road thus far. The Red Foxes are led by Rachele Fitz who averages 22.8 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game. They are coming off a 48-45 win over St. Bonaventure (Dec. 20).
The Lady Eagles open play against FIU on Monday and will face either ECU or Marist on Tuesday (Dec. 30).
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Saturday, 27 December 2008 00:22