AMERICUS, Ga.- After a rally in the fourth quarter the Georgia Southwestern women's basketball team remains undefeated and is now 5-0 after their seven point win against Coastal Georgia in the Storm Dome Tuesday night.
The Mariners put in the first basket and Va'Queshia Hall tied it within seconds. The lead changed six times in a matter of 40 seconds until Coastal Georgia put in three baskets to take a seven point advantage with three minutes left in the first.
Emili Russ put in two baskets to cut the lead by three but Coastal Georgia made a 3-pointer to lead by six at the end of the first quarter.
Jasmine McSwain made a a layup to put GSW within one point with 2:41 remaining but Coastal Georgia made a free throw to lead 26-24 at halftime.
Coastal Georgia scored 25 points in the third quarter compared to GSW's 19 to take an eight point advantage heading into the final quarter.
With their first loss slowly creeping up the Lady 'Canes needed to dig deep in the fourth to remain undefeated.
Hall made two baskets back to back followed by a jump shot from Ownes to put GSW within five.
The Mariners made a baskeet and GSW responded with a 3-pointer from Young followed by a jump shot from Hall to take the lead by one with 7:36 to go.
The next five baskets were from the Lady 'Canes to take an 11 point advantage after being behind for most of the game.
Coastal Georgia brought it within six with 2:52 remaining and fouled. Holden made both free throws and the Mariners responded with a basket to keep the score within six.
McSwain put in a free throw with 36 second remaining to take a seven point win, 67-60.
Hall had 15 points and six rebounds. McSwain scored 15 points and Russ had 10. Owens had eight points and eight rebounds. Holden had eight points and six rebounds. Kwante'sha Love and Armstrong each had four assists.
GSW out rebounded Coastal Georgia 44-31. Coastal Georgia was 64.7% for free throws compared to GSW's 55.6%.
The Lady 'Canes are on the road Saturday December 12 to play Emmanuel at 2 p.m.