What you need to know:
* Georgia State fell 87-69 to Troy Thursday night at the GSU Sports Arena.
* The Panthers were led by freshman Jada Lewis who matched her career-high of 21 points.
* Georgia State hosts South Alabama Saturday at noon on 1340 The Fan 3 and on ESPN3.
ATLANTA - Georgia State shot 41% from the field Thursday night, but lost to Troy 87-69 as the Trojans pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Panthers 22-13 in the final period. Freshman Jada Lewis led all players with 21 points to match her career high.
Lewis was an efficient 7-of-13 shooting and made three 3-pointers while tallying four steals and five rebounds. Tiffany Holston and Astaja Tyghter joined Lewis in double-digits with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Holston led the team with five assists and was tied with Makeba Ponder for most rebounds with seven.
Entering the contest, the Panthers ranked second in the Sun Belt in rebounding while the Trojans ranked first. Georgia State won that battle Thursday night, out-rebounding Troy 45-37. That advantage led to 19 second chance points for GSU compared to Troy’s nine.
Georgia State committed 30 turnovers, but held Troy to just 21 points off those turnovers. On the other hand, GSU did a good job capitalizing off Troy’s mistakes and turned 17 Trojan turnovers into 19 points.
Georgia State (5-8, 1-1 SBC) continues conference play on Saturday against South Alabama in the GSU Sports Arena.Follow along with Georgia State on Twitter (@GSU_WBB) for the latest news including updates on plans for inclement weather.