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Lady Eagles look to keep streak alive against SoCons best
Men go on the road again
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    After enjoying a successful four-game homestand, the Georgia Southern women’s basketball team will battle Southern Conference leader Chattanooga Monday evening at McKenzie Arena.  Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. vs. the Lady Mocs.
    Georgia Southern (11-8, 7-1 SoCon) recently edged a tough Western Carolina squad Saturday by a 64-62 decision in front of Hanner’s fourth-largest crowd (1,710).  With the win, Georgia Southern claims sole possession of second place in the league and extends its home unbeaten-streak to eight games and its win-streak to six contests.
    League-leader Chattanooga (17-3, 9-0 SoCon) recently defeated College of Charleston, Saturday, 73-63, at McKenzie Arena.  It was the Lady Mocs 12th-consecutive win overall since defeating Alabama earlier in the season (Dec. 15).
    Chattanooga leads the all-time series over Georgia Southern, 22-16, since the first meeting in 1979 when the Lady Mocs outscored the Lady Eagles, 79-69.  Chattanooga has won the last five games vs. GSU, last downing the Lady Eagles, 65-52, in Statesboro (Feb. 19, 2007).  The last time Georgia Southern beat the Lady Mocs was during the 2004-05 campaign at Hanner Fieldhouse, 61-53.  The Lady Mocs hold a commanding advantage in games played at Chattanooga, 14-4
    The game will be called by Georgia Southern Radio Network’s Ryan Chambers on 94.9 FM, WHKN in Statesboro. Fans can listen to the webcast on the World Wide Web at

Eagles back on the road to face ’Mounts
    The Georgia Southern Eagles continue their grueling stretch of four games in eight days with a road game at Western Carolina against the Catamounts tonight.
    Following that, GSU heads back out on the road to Southern Conference North leader Chattanooga.
    “I though we were still smarting a little bit from Thursday’s loss when we played on Saturday,” said Eagle coach Jeff Price. “It’s hard to get over something like that but hopefully after (the Furman) win we’ve gotten past that and we’ve got confidence again.”
    Senior Lewis Graham has an opportunity to move into 10th place on GSU’s all-time scoring list against Western Carolina. With seven points, he will pass Richard Wallace (1,351).
    Western Carolina (6-13, 2-7) is coming off an 82-73 loss at Wofford Saturday. Their offense is led by Brandon Giles who averages a team-best 14.6 points per game. The sophomore shoots 43 percent from 3-point land.
    “(They) shoot the ball really  well,” Price said. “It’s kind of similar to the last few league games we’ve played. We’re playing a team that shoots the ball well from the perimeter, they’ve got some experience and they’re always a dangerous team on the floor.”
    The game will be available on 102.9 FM.
    Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. in the Ramsey Center on WCU’s campus.