Women’s basketball remains winless after loss against Georgia State

By Quincy Hicks/Contributing Writer



FIU women’s basketball was unable to complete the comeback victory against the Sun Belt’s Georgia State

Panthers on Monday, Nov. 12 at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center as they fell 67-61.

The Panthers had their chances, but couldn’t capitalize on their opportunities in the game.

The first quarter was a defensive struggle with both teams not getting much to go in.

FIU freshman Kylee O’Hara got going early with 5 points in the first period. The quarter ended with FIU being up 12-10.

To start the second quarter, Georgia State came out hot from behind the arc and went on a 12-2 run.

Ce’Nara Skanes ended their scoring run with a layup, but Georgia State continued to be hot from deep.

Skanes was the key to keeping FIU in the game in the second period scoring six out of her 10 points while the rest of the team scored seven points in the quarter.

At halftime, Georgia State was up 34-25.

The third quarter started with FIU and GSU trading baskets for four minutes until TaMiracle Taylor had a couple nice lay-ins to make the score 40-34.

Georgia State’s Jada Lewis went on a little run of her own by scoring five points to expand the lead to 11.

FIU went on an 8-0 run in the middle of the third with a couple of threes from Paula Sanchez and Paris Netherly to trim the lead to 48-42.

Late in the third quarter, FIU started to feature redshirt senior Chelsea Guimaraes where she went on a run of two baskets in a row.

The end of third was a tight match with Georgia State leading 50-47 with FIU having the momentum.

In the fourth quarter, the teams once again traded baskets to start the period with the score being 55-51 halfway through the quarter.

The final blow to FIU was a Georgia State and-one to increase the lead to 13 with two minutes left to put the game out of reach.

Next, up for the Panthers, the team will travel to Ft. Myers, Fla. to take on the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at the Alico Arena on Friday, Nov. 16. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m.

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