Panthers Dispatch Warhawks 84-62 in Home Sweep of Louisiana Opponents
The rain fell in Downtown Atlanta Saturday afternoon, and inside the GSU Sports Arena it was three-pointers that fell as the Panthers made 13 in an impressive 84-62 victory over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. Justin Roberts (23 pts, 3 rebounds, 2 assists) led the aerial assault, going 7-9 from behind the arc.
Corey Allen contributed 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, while Damon Wilson and Nelson Phillips contributed 11 points apiece to round out the four Panthers who ended the game in double figures. Kane Williams added 7 points as well as 5 assists.
While the first half was mostly back-and-forth basketball with a few good Georgia State runs, the second half was simply a runaway performance by the Panthers. Georgia State led by as much as 27 with just over 3 minutes left in the game
The Panthers’ dominant shooting performance (57.7%, 56.5% from 3) elevated them above the Warhawks (39.2%, 33.3% from 3) in the second half, when the statistics got even more lopsided. Georgia State shot 62.1% overall in the second half and 70% from behind the arc while holding Louisiana-Monroe to only 35.7% overall after the break and just 28.6% from 3.
Georgia State is back in action on Thursday, January 16th when they travel to Mobile to take on the South Alabama Jaguars. Tipoff from the Mitchell Center is 8:00pm EST.
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