ATLANTA - Georgia State's women's basketball team fell 68-59 to South Alabama Thursday night at the GSU Sports Arena.
Jada Lewis paced the Panthers with 14 points and three assists. Walnatia Wright recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Allison Johnson totaled 12 points, eight of which came in the fourth quarter.
Georgia State came out hot with Lewis opening the scoring on a fastbreak after a steal. The Panthers led the Jaguars 21-19 at the end of the first quarter and held a four-point advantage at halftime.
South Alabama caught fire in the third quarter, overcoming GSU's lead and building a nine point lead of their own in the period. Going into the fourth quarter, USA led GSU 51-42.
The Panthers used eight points by Allison Johnson, including six straight, to climb back into the game and cut USA's lead to just a point with 3:50 to go.
The Jaguars would hold off GSU's rally, however, to improve to 13-3 on the season and 2-3 in the Sun Belt. With the loss, GSU fell to 8-8 and 2-3 in the conference.
Georgia State is back at home Saturday at 2 p.m. against Troy. Tickets for Saturday's game can be purchased at GeorgiaStateSports.com/Tix.