Kennesaw State's Kamiyah Street hit for 32 points to lead the Owls to a 95-69 women's college basketball victory over host Georgia Southern on Sunday afternoon at Hanner Fieldhouse.
The Owls (3-1) collected their third straight win, while Georgia Southern fell to 0-2 on the young season.
Kennesaw State built a 47-28 halftime advantage thanks in large part to a 26-4 edge in points off of turnovers. A quartet of Owls reached double figures, led by Street's 32 points - the most for a visiting player in Hanner since Angel Golden's 32 points for Bethune-Cookman against the Eagles on Nov. 25 of last year.
Eagle of the Game
Junior Tatum Barber scored a team-high 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the floor, while also adding a team-high eight rebounds and three steals.
The Eagles trailed 29-18 after the first quarter, but opened up the second quarter by getting back-to-back baskets by Amira Atwater and Alexis Brown to cut the lead to seven. Kennesaw State called a quick time out, then went on a 16-2 run over the next 6 1/2 minutes to build a 21-point lead, 45-24,
Stat of the Game
Kennesaw State shot 75% in the second half (21-of-28), committing more second-half turnovers (14) than missed shots (8).
Head coach Anita Howard on the contest against the Owls
"Kennesaw State is playing phenomenally this year, that's what it should look like when you have a team victory. I think they shared the ball really well. We got out of what our game plan was. We were intense at times, but against a solid team, you can't have those up and down moments. You look at the box score and we're just not consistent enough through the quarters. We've got to continue to work - Rome wasn't built in a day. Although you want to win, you have to learn within the losses. So we're going to go back, watch film and figure out what we can do better."
Junior guard Tatum Barber on the pace of the game today
"This is one of the faster paced games that we've played. Getting used to the pace we want to play. This was new for us. We've got a lot of things we need to work on."
The Eagles will host North Dakota on Wednesday, November 20th, for their annual Kids Day game at 11 a.m. at Hanner Fieldhouse.