SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia Southwestern State University women's basketball team hit 7-of-8 three-pointers en route to a 75-70 Peach Belt Conference victory over host Armstrong State University on Monday afternoon at Alumni Arena.
The Hurricanes improved to 11-4 overall and 6-2 in the league with the win, while Armstrong State suffered its fourth straight loss to fall to 6-10 overall and 2-5 in the PBC. The Pirates wrap up their current three-game homestand on Wednesday, hosting USC Aiken at 5:30 p.m. at Alumni Arena.
Georgia Southwestern used a 16-2 run early in the first quarter to take a commanding 25-12 lead after the first quarter break. The Pirates closed to within one in the second quarter before the Hurricanes took a six-point lead, 41-35, into the break thanks to hitting all four of their three-point attempts.
The Pirates retook the lead on a layup by senior Deundria Clark three minutes into the third quarter, 43-42, but Georgia Southwestern quickly went back in front and opened up an eight-point lead, 70-62, with three minutes left on Gabby Figgers' three-pointer - the seventh of the day for GSW on eight attempts. The Hurricanes then made five of six free htrows in the final 45 seconds to clinch the victory.
Four Hurricane players reached double digits, led by 16 points from Figgers and 15 points apiece from Aleah Holden and Brittany Grant. Va'queshia Hall added 11 points off the bench.
In addition to the three-point shooting, Georgia Southwestern benefitted at the foul line by hitting 24-of-36 free throws (66.7 percent), compared to 13-of-17 for the Pirates (76.5 percent). Armstrong State hit just 3-of-17 three-pointers on the game (17.6 percent).