MOBILE, Ala. - Georgia State's women's basketball team had a tough night shooting in Mobile Friday, opening conference play with an 88-52 loss to South Alabama.

The loss broke a streak of four straight wins in conference-openers. Georgia State got off to a cold start shooting in the first quarter and struggled to get going offensively while South Alabama held the rebounding advantage and was effective scoring in the paint. 

The Panthers played better in the second half, shooting 45.5% in the fourth quarter, but South Alabama kept hammering the paint and scoring inside to stay in front.

South Alabama shot 48% for the game and held GSU to 21% and the Jags scored 44 points in the paint compared to GSU's 18.

Kierra Henry led Georgia State with nine points and she added five rebounds. Juliet James was the leading rebounder with eight.

Next up for the Panthers is a Sunday afternoon contest at Troy.

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