Lady Hurricanes Repeat as PBC Regular Season Champs

Published 5:09 pm Monday, March 4, 2024

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From Staff Reports


ST. AUGUSTINE, FL. — The 10th-ranked Georgia Southwestern State University women’s basketball team claimed the Peach Belt Conference regular season championship outright on Saturday afternoon with an 80-64 victory at Flagler College, making it back-to-back seasons the Lady Hurricanes have finished atop the league standings.

Kori Tomlin led GSW with a career-best 20 points behind 4 of 6 shooting from long range. Tomlin added three assists, four rebounds and was perfect from the free throw line, making all four of her attempts in second half.

The Lady Hurricanes trailed by three points at the halftime break 42-39, but regained the lead midway through the third quarter. A 10-0 run that started with 7:16 left in the fourth put GSW up 65-53 and it proved to be all the cushion that was necessary to secure the win and the league title.

Jashanti Simmons finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists to join Tomin in double-figure scoring. Kayla Langley added 13 points and five rebounds. Ndidiamaka Ndukwe scored 12 points and Destiny Garrett chipped in 10.

GSW closed out the regular season with an overall record of 23-3 and a program-best mark of 16-2 in the PBC. The Lady Hurricanes will have a rematch with Flagler in the first round of the PBC Tournament that starts Thursday in the Storm Dome. GSW meets the Saints for the third time this year at 5 p.m.