Figgers Fights Off Pirates For Season High In GSW Win

SAVANNAH, Ga.- Gabby Figgers scored a season high 16 points to lead the Georgia Southwestern women's basketball team to a 75-70 win over Armstrong State Monday evening in Alumni Arena.

GSW is now 11-4 and 6-2 in the Peach Belt Conference while Armstrong moved to 6-10, 2-5 in the PBC.

The Lady 'Canes tied the game twice in the first before going on an 11 point run to take a 13-4 lead six minutes in. Chanice Whitton tied the game 4-4, Brittany Grant and Va'Queshia Hall put in jump shots, Aleah Holden made a lay up and Figgers topped it off with a 3-pointer.

GSW held Armstrong to 12 points and led by 13 going into the second quarter.

Armstrong went on a six point run to start the second to come within seven points and were within one point with 3:27 remaining in the half. GSW took a six point advantage after Kris Beckham put in a free throw followed by Grant with a 3-pointer and Whitton with a free throw.

Despite out-scoring GSW 23-16 in the second quarter Armstrong went into halftime down 41-35.

Armstrong out-scored GSW again in the third going on an eight point run in the beginning of the quarter to take a one point lead three minutes in. Beckham took the lead back with a jump shot and free throw and Armstrong tied it up and took the lead again. Beckham put in a jump shot to take the lead back once more with 5:55 left in the third.

The quarter went scoreless until the 2:17 mark when Figgers and Grant put in two free throws each to give GSW a five point advantage and headed into the fourth quarter up 56-51.

The fourth quarter was an even fight with both teams putting up 19 points. Thanks to the Lady 'Canes first quarter effort GSW took the win and moved ahead in the PBC.

For the fifth time this season Figgers came off the bench to score double digits for the Lady 'Canes.

Holden scored 15 points and picked up nine rebounds. Grant also scored 15 points and Hall scored 11.

The Lady Hurricanes are home on Saturday to host North Georgia in a conference game at 1:30 p.m.