Screaming Eagles Soar Past the Hurricanes
PENSACOLA, Fla - The Lady Hurricanes came into Saturday's contest between Southern Indiana looking to earn their first victory of the 2012-13 season but a strong offensive performance from a hot shooting Southern Indiana team proved to be too much as GSW fell to the Screaming Eagles, 81-64, Saturday afternoon in the second and final game of the McDonald Fleming Moorhead Tip-Off Classic.
Georgia Southwestern (0-2) was once again led by freshman post player Jasmine McSwain. The rookie followed up her impressive Hurricane debut with another great showing for the Blue & Gold.
McSwain had 19 points on 7 of 10 shooting in 27 minutes of action. The rookie also proved to be just as effective on the defensive side as well as she led both teams on the day with four steals.
Senior forward Briana Walker contributed 11 points and sophomore guard Danisha Greene, a transfer from Daytona State College, chipped in 13 points giving Southwestern three double figure scorers on the afternoon.
Southern Indiana (2-0) was led by guard Taylor Stevenson. Stevenson proved to be red hot from behind the arc as she was a perfect 5-5 from three on the day and finished with a game- high tying 19 points.
Sophomore post Anna O'Keefe led a strong post performance for the Screaming Eagles as she finished with 18 points. Fellow sophomore forward Anna Hackert tallied a game high 11 boards. 5'6 junior guard Stephanie Carpenter chipped in 14 points for a balanced USI squad.
USI held a 41-28 advantage on the glass and shot a blistering 52 percent from the field including going 11 for 14 from behind the arc.
GSW returns to action next Saturday, Nov. 17, to take on Valdosta State in the Storm Dome at 5:30 p.m.