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Lady Eagles top Cougars, end 4-game losing skid

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — After two one-point leads slipped away in the last two games, the Georgia Southern Lady Eagles earned a 35-34 victory at College of Charleston on Wednesday night.
    Jordi Cook sparked a second-half comeback with a season-high eight points to help GSU (6-12, 2-7) end its four-game losing streak.
    The Lady Eagles overcame 29 turnovers and outrebounded one of the top teams in the Southern Conference despite their second-lowest scoring output this season.
    MiMi DuBose led  GSU with nine points and tied for the team lead with five rebounds. Meredyth Frye did a little bit of everything, scoring five points to go with five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and three steals.
    College of Charleston (3-15, 2-7) was held to 22.4-percent shooting by a solid GSU defensive effort that included 11 blocks. Cathryn Hardy scored 10 points and added seven rebounds, while Latisha Harris scored seven points and added a team-best nine rebounds. The Cougars saw their 10-point second-half lead slip away after shooting just 5 for 20.
    GSU led by seven twice in the first half, but College of Charleston took an 18-12 lead at halftime. The Cougars used a 6-0 run, including four points from Deidre Ramer, to snap a 12-12 tie with 2:34 remaining in the period.
    GSU's Briana Scott hit a pair of jumpers and Anna Claire Knight added a 3-pointer to give the Lady Eagles a 7-0 lead to start the half. GSU maintained a seven-point lead seven minutes into the contest after DuBose's 3-pointer. However, Charleston took advantage of 15 first-half turnovers to score seven unanswered points and tie the game at 12.
    Frye's layup gave GSU a 32-30 lead, and DuBose added a 3-pointer  to extend the advantage to three points with just over five minutes to play. The Cougars had two shots in the final 30 seconds but missed both.