Panthers Can’t Hold On, Fall To South Alabama Late

Panthers Can't Hold On, Fall To South Alabama Late 62-59

Despite a strong first half showing and a 28-19 lead at halftime, the Georgia State women were unable to retain their lead as South Alabama surged ahead in the second half.

The Jaguars went 1-5 from the charity stripe in the final minute of the game, but it was still enough to earn them the win as a buzzer-beating half court attempt by the Panthers fell short.

Forward Allison Johnson scored 13 points along with six rebounds and two assists, but fouled out of the game with less than a minute to go. Forward K. K. Williams added six steals, while center Walnatia Wright contributed seven rebounds and 12 points.

With this loss, Georgia State ends a four-game win streak and moves to 14-10 on the season (8-5 Sun Belt). Even so, the team still enjoys the distinction of having their highest win total since the 2009-2010 season when the Panthers went 15-15.

Up next, the Panthers return to the Sports Arena to host Appalachian State on Thursday evening, as well as Coastal Carolina Saturday.

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