MIAMI – Georgia State women’s basketball earned a 67-61 win at FIU Monday night to improve to 3-0 on the season under new head coach Gene Hill.
Debuting brand new black uniforms, the GSU Panthers outlasted the FIU Panthers at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center behind a 20-point performance by Jada Lewis. It was the second time in as many games the guard reached the 20-point mark.
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After trailing 12-10 to end the first period, Georgia State opened up the second quarter with a 12-2 run to go in front.
At halftime, GSU led FIU 34-25 after outscoring FIU 24-13 in the second period.
FIU roared back in the third quarter as GSU struggled to find a rhythm on offense. But like the first two games this season, GSU would go on a big run in the fourth quarter to pull away.
After a timeout by Hill, GSU rattled off seven straight points. FIU made things interesting with a late 3-pointer, but the Panthers in blue, or black as it was on Monday night, held on to collect win No. 3 of the season.
GSU last started a season 3-0 back in 2014-15. Hill is the first GSU women’s basketball coach to start their tenure 3-0 at GSU since Joyce Patterson in the 1980-81 season.