Lady Hurricanes rain down 12 three-pointers in rout of Brewton-Parker
Published 9:40 pm Monday, December 13, 2021
AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Women’s Basketball Team (GSW) hit a total of 12 three-pointers and shot 52.3 percent from the field in its 96-46 shellacking of the Lady Barons of Brewton-Parker College (BP) on Monday evening, December 13, at the GSW Storm Dome.
For GSW Head Coach Justin Payne, it was important that his club have a solid performance before Peach Belt Conference play starts for the Lady Hurricanes on Thursday, December 16, at USC Aiken.
“I knew we wanted to have a great showing before conference. I wanted to make sure that we are clicking on all cylinders before we get into conference play,” Payne said. “That was really, really important tonight that we run through our offense and make sure that we fix the lapses that we had on defense from the last few games.”
With the win, the Lady Hurricanes are now 7-1 overall on the season and they were led in scoring by senior guard Jolicia Williams. Williams led all scorers with 26 points on 9 of 13 shooting from the field and shot 4 of 6 from beyond the arc. Senior guard Jacquelyn Levay also had a hot shooting night for GSW. Levay scored 20 points on 7 of 10 shooting from the field, which included 4 for 6 shots from beyond the arc. Senior guard Ava Jones was also in double figures for the Lady Hurricanes. Jones scored 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting, while sophomore forward Daelyn Craig posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
GSW jumped out to a 24-11 lead in the first quarter, but the Lady Barons responded with a 10-7 run to climb to within 10 points at 31-21 with 5:09 to go in the first half.
However, that would be as close as BP would get for the rest of the evening, as the Lady Hurricanes would go on a 15-4 run to close out the first half.
In the second half, it was all GSW. The Lady Hurricanes forced BP into committing numerous turnovers and scored a game total total of 17 points off those turnovers.
As a team, the Lady Hurricanes also made a total of eight three-pointers in the second half to go with the four that they hit in the first half, and they used their fast-paced style of play to score several baskets in transition. In fact, for the game, GSW scored 19 fast break baskets, while the Lady Barons scored none. GSW also outrebounded BP 49-38 and outscored the Lady Barons 40-22 in points in the paint.
As for BP, Madison Evans led them in scoring with 14 points.
The Lady Hurricanes will travel to Aiken, South Carolina on Thursday, December 16, for their first Peach Belt Conference game of the year against the Lady Pacers of USC Aiken. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.