Lady Eagles Close Out Homestand With UNC Greensboro and Florida Atlantic
Georgia Southern (6-4, 2-0) enters this two-game stretch coming off an 80-67 victory over Kennesaw State (December 21). J'Lisia Ogburn (Dublin, Ga.) set a career-high 20 points in the win that witnessed three Lady Eagles score in double figures. Carolyn Whitney (Duluth, Ga.) tied her season-high of 17 points, while junior Jamie Navarro (Naples, Fla.) posted her third consecutive game in double digits, adding 12 to the board.
The Eagles evenly distributed the defense with Ogburn leading on both ends of the floor securing eight rebounds. Navarro followed with seven boards. For the season, Ogburn leads the offense and defense posting 12.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game on average. Whitney chips in 11.7 ppg while senior Jessica Geiger (Stone Mountain, Ga.) secures 5.1 boards per game.
UNC Greensboro (4-7, 1-2) routed Samford with a 55-47 decision on December 21. Lakiah Hyson and Monique Floyd shared a game-high 13 points each, while redshirt freshman Amy Clapper added 10 points in the win. The Spartans led at half by one point, but used a 16-0 run midway through the second half to seize control of the game.
On the season, Hyson leads the Spartans’ offense with 11.5 ppg. Amanda Leigh follows Hyson with 9.5 ppg. Agne Girstautaite paces the defense picking up 4.2 rebounds per game.
Georgia Southern and UNCG split the series in 2008-09 with each team taking their respective home decisions. UNCG leads the all-time series 17-13, but GS leads in Statesboro, 7-5.
Following Tuesday’s SoCon match-up, Georgia Southern welcomes non-conference rival Florida Atlantic to Hanner Fieldhouse, Wednesday, December 30. FAU (6-5) is currently riding a three-game win streak, most recently taking a 75-60 decision at Louisiana (December 19). The Owls return to the court after an 11-day break traveling to Georgia Southern.
Five players scored in double digits at Louisiana led by Jessica Knruick and Brittany Bowe each with 15 points. Breana Turner led with a team-high eight rebounds. For the year, Bowe leads the Owls with 11.7 points per game and Knurick leads on defense with 4.7 rpg.
GS took the decision in 2008-09 at Florida Atlantic, 83-67, and leads the all-time series, 3-0. This will be the first trip for the Owls to Georgia Southern.
Will Call: Season tickets for the 2009-2010 women’s basketball season are currently on sale at $50 for a general admission pass. A flex plan, which includes five tickets that may be used at any home game, can be purchased for $25. Single-game tickets for adults are $8, while youth single-game tickets (ages 3-12) are priced at $4.
Tickets may be purchased through the Athletics Ticket Office at (912) GSU-WINS (478-9467) or online at www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com/tickets.
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Monday, 28 December 2009 13:27