BOONE, N.C. — The Georgia Southern Women's Basketball team dropped Southern Conference leader Appalachian State 67-57 Monday night at the Holmes Center. In getting the win over the Mountaineers (21-5, 16-3 SoCon), the Lady Eagles (12-16, 9-10 SoCon) also picked up their first Southern Conference road victory. Georgia Southern snapped the Mountaineers' 18-game home winning streak and 12-game overall win streak. ASU's last loss was to the Lady Eagles on January 10th in Statesboro.
Four Lady Eagles scored in double figures with Samantha Williams tying her career-best with 18 points off 7-16 shooting and three treys. Krista Tate scored 15 points with Meredyth Frye and Jamie Navarro each adding 11.
Georgia Southern's tenacious defense held Appalachian State to a paltry 20 percent shooting from the floor in the second half and a 30.4 percent for the game. The Mountaineers were 0-11 from behind the arc.
"We are going to enjoy this one tonight," said Lady Eagles Coach Rusty Cram. "Just to get the win on the road, to get that monkey off our back, against the number-one team, makes it even sweeter. Krista (Tate) had as much, if not more to do with that than anybody. Samantha Williams played one of her best games tonight, offensively, and defensively. These kids played a smart, smart game."
The Lady Eagles return home to Hanner Fieldhouse for their final regular season home game against Furman Saturday, February 26th. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. with the Senior Night ceremony before the lineups.