App State women’s basketball fell to Georgia Southern, 87-56, on Friday evening at Hanner Fieldhouse.
App State falls to 4-5 overall and 1-2 in league action, while GS moves to 6-4 and 2-1 in Sun Belt play.
Michaela Porter (Pittsburgh, Pa./Obama Academy) scored a team-high 13 points and led the team in rebounds with seven. Haile McDonald (Winchester, Va./Millbrook) came off the bench to score eight points with six off the glass. Janay Sanders (Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek) tallied seven points and three other Mountaineers scored six. Faith Alston (Centerville, Va./Paul VI Catholic) came off the bench to lead the team with six assists.
The Eagles took control early in the contest shooting 66.7 percent in the first half and stayed hot throughout the game posting a 56.4 shooting clip from the field on top of 14 3-pointers.
App State looked to build momentum in the second period with a 5-0 spurt after a McDonald field goal and Brooke Bigott (Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes) 3-pointer in the second period, cutting the deficit to 14. However, GS scored 21 of the final 28 points to go into the break and put the game away.
Three players scored in double figures for Georgia Southern with Jaiden Hamilton scoring 16 points.