Lady ‘Canes on fire with fourth win against undefeated Southeastern
From STAFF REPORTS
AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern women’s basketball team is now 4-0 in the season after beating the undefeated Southeastern University Fire who are now 4-1.
Jasmine McSwain put GSW on the board first with a jump shot and Southeastern responded with a 3-pointer to take a one point lead. The Lady ‘Canes went on to tie it up, but Southeastern made a hard offensive push and GSW fell behind by four points with three minutes to go in the first.
Ja’Quasha Sesler stole the ball and put in a layup to put GSW within two with 30 seconds left in the first frame. Va’Queshia Hall then made a layup with seven seconds left to tie the game 20-20 after the first quarter.
The Lady ‘Canes took the lead in the second quarter after McSwain made a 3-pointer to lead by one and Yvonna Dunkley made a lay up to take a three point lead. Dunkley and McSwain both made 3-pointers and Sesler made 2 jump shots and a 3-pointer consecutively to take a ten point advantage with 3:31 to go. GSW led 40-31 at the half.
The Lady ‘Canes hung on tightly to their lead and, what started as a close game ended with a 88-63 win for GSW.
Dunkley had 18 points and nine rebounds, Sesler also had 18 points with three assists and three rebounds. Emily Russ had 14 points, 6 rebounds and two assists. Aleah Holden recorded eight rebounds for GSW and Hall had four blocks.
GSW’s ladies shot 51.6 percent from the field and connected on 47.4 percent of their three-pointer attempts. The Lady ‘Canes shot 62.5 percent from the charity stripe. The score was tied six times during the match and saw seven lead changes.
The Lady ‘Canes are off until December 1st when they play Coastal Georgia in the Storm Dome at 5:30 p.m.