Lander women pull away from GSW
Sharp plays well in her 100th game for GSW
The Georgia Southwestern women's basketball team was unable to keep up with Lander University on Saturday afternoon at the Storm Dome and fell 87-70 in Peach Belt Conference action.
The teams went back-and-forth over the first nine minutes of play as there were six ties and seven lead changes.
A layup by Whitley Wiltz at the 10:55 mark gave GSW their last lead of the game, 21-20. The Lady Bearcats outscored Southwestern 26-8 over the next seven minutes and took a 51-39 lead into the half.
Lander (11-7, 6-5 PBC) continued to build on their lead out of the break and with 11:18 to go, a Shannon McKever jumper gave the Lady Bearcats their biggest lead of the night at 70-48. Southwestern would get no closer than 15 the rest of the way.
Lander converted 23 GSW turnovers into 28 points. The Lady ‘Canes turned 13 LU turnovers into 12 points.
Wiltz led the Lady Hurricanes with 14 points. Jamilah Sharp, playing in her 100th game for GSW, scored 12 points and pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds. Nadirah Gardner added 11 for Southwestern (6-13, 1-11 PBC).
McKever led five Lady Bearcats in double-figures with 17 points. Ciara Lyons scored 16, TaSheba Butler added 13 points, Jasmine Judge scored 12 and Nardia Robins finished with 11.
The Lady ‘Canes are back in action on Wednesday, hosting Armstong Atlantic at 5:30 p.m. Willy Mathis' number 42 will be retired after the women's game.
PICTURED: Jamilah Sharp
PHOTO BY: Chris Fenn