When playing one of their Sun Belt rivals this Saturday, the Georgia Southern Eagles fell short to the Appalachian State Mountaineers, losing 52-70.
The Eagles took a lead early in the game to end the first quarter at 23-21. The drive was there and you could feel the energy in Hanner. However, the Mountaineers took the lead in every quarter after that.
There were a few things that kept the Eagles from securing the win for GS and there has to be a change in order to rack up a win against Little Rock next Thursday.
“Offensive rebounding, us not rebounding,” sophomore guard Tatum Barber said pertaining to Saturday’s loss. “...letting them get offensive rebounds, that killed us today.”
Now that the Eagles are sitting at a five game losing streak, practice in the coming week will be valuable in recouping and learning from the mistakes made in the game played today.
The main problem seemed to be rebounding and not playing the full time and most of the team realizes that this will be something that has to worked on when hitting the court next. There was a loss of energy after half-time and that did not go unnoticed.
“Rebounding, we got to stay together the whole game , we got to hit shots, we have to share the ball,” Barber said. “We can’t get in ruts like we do in the 3rd quarter, we got to play 40 minutes, and we can’t get in our own heads.”
The Eagles are scheduled to travel to Little Rock, Arkansas next Thursday to play the Little Rock Trojans. Tip off is set for 12:30 p.m. next Thursday as GS faces LR.
Bethany-Grace Bowers, The George-Anne Assistant Sports Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org