From personnel reports
AUGUSTA — The Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) women’s basketball team defeated the Augusta University Jaguars 85-73 in a Peach Belt Conference matchup Wednesday night, January 19 in Augusta, GA. The win marked the Lady Hurricanes‘ fourth straight win this season, taking them to 13-2 this season. The double-digit win was GSW’s 12th double-digit win from 13 games.
Dominating from the opening lead, GSW outscored the Jaguars 20-10 in the first quarter alone, and they were anchored by a nine-point run at 6:29 in the opening quarter. The second quarter was tighter than the first, with Augusta hitting a late run. That late run brought the game to halftime, with GSW leading 39-23.
In the second half, the Lady Hurricanes seemed to take their foot off the gas and much of the second half was an even affair. Both teams scored 18 points each in the third quarter and GSW maintained their 16-point lead with a quarter to go.
Both offenses came alive in the fourth quarter, scoring 60 points together in the final quarter alone. A run by Augusta took the game to 10, but the Lady Hurricanes responded and ended the game in a 12-point win.
Several Lady Hurricanes contributed to the win with five different double-digit points. For the second game in a row, Kayla Langley led GSW by 16 points, and both Jolicia Williams and Ava Jones followed with 15 points each. Williams was awarded Player of the Match for her play on the court. She is the fourth different player for GSW to receive this honor.
The Lady Hurricanes host #7 Lander University in a massive impact Peach Belt Conference matchup on Saturday night, January 22nd. Currently, GSW and Lander both sit 5-1 in second place in the PBC standings and behind North Georgia, which is 7-0 in first place. The winner of Saturday’s game will own second place in the PBC. Tip-off for Saturday’s game against the Lady Bearcats at the Storm Dome is scheduled for 1:30 p.m