Falcons Soar Over the Storm
AMERICUS – Sophomore Jasmine McSwain led Georgia Southwestern against Montevallo in a Peach Belt Conference match up on Wednesday afternoon. Montevallo's Taylor Beverly led the game with a double-double of 18 points and 15 rebounds to assist Montevallo with the win of 66-59.
In the all-time record between Montevallo and GSW, Montevallo leads 8-4. The Lady 'Canes move on to a record of 8-14, 3-12PBC. Montevallo improves in the standings with a 7-14, 4-10PBC.
It took three minutes to get the ball to fall through either basket at Barksdale Court Wednesday night. Beverly started things off for Montevallo with their first six points. GSW was trailing 10-4, when Danyelle Jones, Sierra Barrino-Kennedy, Shanedra Lockett, and Jasmine McSwain responded with three-pointers to bring the game within three points, Montevallo leading 21-18. Montevallo maintained their lead for the duration of the half, leading 27-20.
The Falcons were able to go on a 17-4 run at the beginning of the second half, lasting until a time out by GSW's bench. After the time out, the Lady 'Canes had the next two baskets by Shaniece Sheffield and Tiara Thompson. GSW then came back with a 23-11 scoring run starting with Thompsons three at 10:49 going strong until Sheffield's two made free throws at 3:15. McSwain then came up big with a much needed layup and three-pointer to bring the score within five points, 60-55. The Lady 'Canes were only able to muster up four more points before the final buzzer. Montevallo won 66-59.
Some promising stats from the game included GSW had only 25 turnovers compared to Montevallo's 27. The Lady 'Canes capitalized with 23 points off the turnovers committed by the Falcons.
Thompson and Sheffield joined McSwain with double digit scoring against the Falcons. Thompson had 13 points, grabbed a team high of seven rebounds, and one block. Sheffield added 11 points, five rebounds, three steals, and four assists.
Danisha Green was missing from the court in tonight's game due to an injury.
Joining Beverly from Montevallo with high numbers were Jasmine Thomas and Katie Colson. Thomas added 13 points and five rebounds. Colson contributed seven points and snatched 10 rebounds; nine of these were on defense.
Georgia Southwestern starts a series of games on the road starting Saturday, February 15th against Georgia Regents University. Tip-off is set for 1:30 p.m against a fellow PBC opponent.