Despite making 12 three-pointers, Lady Hurricanes still come up short

Published 12:18 am Friday, February 15, 2019

From Staff Reports


AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University women’s basketball team made a season-high 12 three-pointers against the Lady Cougars of Columbus State. However, that was not enough as CSU left the GSW Storm Dome with an 84-75 win over the Lady Hurricanes on Wednesday, February 13.

Morgan Towells and Brianna Perry accounted for eight of the 12 three-pointers made by GSW. Both players finished the game shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc.

GSW had difficulty getting to the foul line in this game. They got to the charity stripe 10 times, while the Lady Cougars got there 24 times.

Perry opened the game with back-to-back three-pointers and she followed that up with a layup. At this point, GSW led 8-4. However, the Lady Hurricanes turned the ball over, resulting in four unanswered points scored by CSU to tie the game at 8-8 with 4:35 remaining in the first quarter. However, GSW went on a 6-0 run to close out the first quarter.

The Lady Cougars responded with an 8-2 run to start the second quarter and tied the game at 16-16 before they took the lead on the following possession. Lex Chatman hit two three-pointers. However, the Lady Cougars were able to keep pace and both teams went back and forth as they exchanged leads.

The Lady Cougars had a 28-25 lead, but they went on a 15-2 run all the way to halftime and led 40-30 at the intermission.

The Lady Hurricanes regrouped to start the second half. GSW scored nine points to get themselves back in the game. With 6:15 remaining in the third quarter, GSW was down 46-41. A few minutes later, Jamesha Samuel hit a three-pointer to cut the Lady Cougars’ lead to 50-47, but CSU answered with a three-pointer to push their lead back up to six. However, Samuel counterpunched with another three-pointer at the horn to put GSW to within three at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, the Lady Cougars took over. They went on a 17-5 run, while the Lady Hurricanes couldn’t get anything going offensively. CSU took a 75-60 lead with 5:24 left in the game. A three-pointer by Towells cut GSW’s deficit down to single digits at 78-70.

However, the Lady Cougars sealed the deal with free throws in the closing minutes.

Perry led the Lady Hurricanes with 16 points and three rebounds. Towells and Samuel both scored 14 points each. Chatman was also in double-figures as she chipped in 13 points in the losing cause.

CSU was led in scoring by Tatiana Wayne, who scored 19 points. Tatum Jarvis ended the game with a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

GSW will try to rebound from the CSU loss when they host the Lady Pacers of the University of South Carolina Aiken on Saturday, February 16. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.