Lady Eagles Soar Past Elon, 64-46
ELON, N.C. Ashley
Melson and Jessica Geiger
combined for 23 points to lead the Georgia Southern women’s basketball
team to a 64-46 Southern Conference victory over Elon, Monday evening at Alumni
Melson (Newnan, Ga.)
led the team with 12 points while Geiger (Stone
Mountain, Ga.) tallied
11 points and was two rebounds shy of a double-double, matching a season-high
eight rebounds to lead the team.
Georgia Southern wins back-to-back wins on the road
and improves to 7-8 overall and 3-1 in conference play. Elon falls to 6-9 overall and 2-2 in league
Five Lady Eagles each scored a bucket in the first six minutes to
produce a 10-1 run before Elon made its first field goal at 13:32, and Georgia
Southern claimed a 10-3 lead that set the pace for the rest of the contest.
The Lady Eagles went into the break with a 15-point advantage, 31-16,
after putting together a strong shooting performance from the field, hitting
13-of-29 (4.8%) field goal attempts.
Elon struggled from the field, making 6-of-29 (20.7%) in the first half.
In second-half action, Elon managed to close the lead down to 14 points. But GSU produced a 26-point lead with 10:34
remaining in the game after Tiffany
Brown (Waxhaw, N.C.) capped a 15-3 scoring run over a seven-minute
span to put the Lady Eagles up 52-26.
Georgia Southern put forth a strong performance
inside the paint and led the Phoenix
34-24 in points in the paint. Sophomore
forward J’Lisia Ogburn (Dublin, Ga.)
matched a career-high eight points on 4-of-7 shooting.
Although Elon led the rebounds category, 40-37, the Lady Eagles
outscored Elon 13-4 in second-chance points.
Georgia Southern hit 25-of-54 (46.3%) attempts from
the field, bettering Elon’s 19-of-60 (31.7%) field goal shooting.
Georgia Southern finished the two-game road trip
with a pair of wins and will return home to Statesboro to begin a four-game
homestand. The Lady Eagles face Wofford,
Saturday (Jan. 12) at 3 p.m. in Hanner Fieldhouse.
Category: Women's Basketball
Published on Monday, 07 January 2008 00:29