USA Women’s Basketball Defeat GSU, Improve To 2-0 In Conference Play
The South Alabama Women’s basketball team picked up a 65-57 win over conference newcomer Georgia State on Saturday. The Lady Jags improved their record to 4-8 overall and 2-0 in Conference play. Georgia State falls to 5-9 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
USA was led by Rachel Cumbo’s 20 points, a career high for her, as she went 7-of-13 from the floor and 4-of-6 from three-point range. She also added seven rebounds before she fouled out of the game.
Breanna Hall added 12 points, 11 of them coming in the second half, as she went 3-of-6 from teh field and 4-of-7 from the free throw line. Colby Davis added 10 points. Ronneka Robertson fell just short of a double-double with with eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
The Panthers managed to force 21 turnovers, 13 of them steals, but USA held a 19-17 edge in points off turnovers.
“Our players are playing with so much confidence right now,” first-year South Alabama head coach Terry Fowler said. “To come out and have a great start, Rachel (Cumbo) made some threes early and Ronneka (Robertson) made a couple of big baskets in the post, gave us some confidence right away. We just played inside out. We did exactly what we wanted to. They really took away Meghan Dunn tonight, but Breanna (Hall) was able to step up and make some plays, so it was a team effort. I couldn’t be more proud of how we fought, hung in there and the way we were able to finish the game and be able to get off to a 2-0 start in the Sun Belt.”
The Lady Jaguars will travel to Arkansas-Little Rock on Wednesday for a 7pm tipoff at the Jack Stephens Center as they look to improve their conference record to 3-0 on the season.