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GS Ladies drop road tilt at Bethune-Cookman
GS Basketball
Georgia Southern guard Alexis Brown shoots over a North Dakota defender during the Eagles' Nov. 20 game at Hanner Fieldhouse.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Bethune-Cookman used a 17-4 fourth-quarter run to come away with a 75-57 women's college basketball victory over visiting Georgia Southern on Saturday afternoon at Moore Gymnasium in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Wildcats remained unbeaten on the season, improving to 3-0, while Georgia Southern fell to 0-4 on the campaign with the loss.

Alexis Brown hit a three-point play at the end of the first half to bring the Eagles to within two of the Wildcats, 35-33, at the break. A three-pointer by Bethune-Cookman's Tatum Hayes stretched the Wildcats lead to five, 51-46, at the end of the third quarter. B-C then outpointed Georgia Southern 24-11 in the final period.

Daniella Hatcher led a quartet of Wildcats in double figures with a game-high 18 points. Amaya Scott added 14 points and eight rebounds, while Tatum Hayes hit for 13 points and Armani Walker chipped in 10. Alexis Brown's 15 points led a trio of Eagles in double figures. Hailey Dias-Allen added 13 points and Tatum Barber chipped in 11.

Eagle of the Game
Senior Alexis Brown reached double digits scoring for a second consecutive games, hitting 4-of-8 shots from the floor, including 2-of-4 three-pointers for 15 points. She also added 5-of-6 shooting from the free throw line.

Key moment
Georgia Southern trailed by five, 59-54, with 6:56 left in the ballgame. After two free throws by Brown, Amira Atwater came up with a steal and tried to feed Brown on a fast break, but the Eagles had to regroup and eventually a three-pointer by Nakol Franks was blocked. After that point, B-C embarked on an 11-0 run to take a 70-54 lead with 2:41 left. GS went 0-for-3 from the field with two turnovers during the stretch.

Stat of the Game
Georgia Southern turned the ball over just five times in the first half, but committed nine in the second half. Bethune-Cookman had 17 points off of turnovers in the contest.

Quotables
Head coach Anita Howard on the late fourth-quarter run by the Wildcats

"We had the momentum leading up to that moment. Whether that was the needle the popped the balloon, I just couldn't get my team to shake off that momentum. Bethune-Cookman won the MEAC, I knew they weren't going to go away. Being on the road, I was glad to see the fight, but we need to be able to seal the deal."

On the turnover difference between the first half and the second half
"You can't give any good team extra opportunities You've got to continue to be disciplined. We just needed to relax and focus on our gameplay."

Next up
The Eagles continue their eight-game road swing by visiting Winthrop on Tuesday, November 26, at 7 p.m. in Rock Hill, S.C