TROY, Ala. – Georgia State pushed its win streak to four with an 85-70 win over Troy at Trojan Arena Saturday evening.
Entering the day, Georgia State sat in fourth in the Sun Belt standings, one game behind the third-place Trojans. With the win, GSU (14-9, 8-4 SBC) and Troy (17-6, 8-4 SBC) are tied for third with the Panthers owning the tiebreaker due to their regular season sweep over the Trojans.
Allison Johnson was one of four Panthers that finished in double figures. Johnson led all scorers with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting. Walnatia Wright totaled 18 points with 10 rebounds, her seventh double-double of the season.
Troy won the tip and opened the scoring with a 3-pointer, but Lewis came right back with a 3-pointer of her own and Georgia State didn’t look back. The Panthers led for 37:50 and led by as many as 23 points.
GSU raced out to a 28-14 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to nine points from Johnson. The 28 points is a season high for GSU in a quarter.
Troy rallied back in the second half, cutting GSU’s lead to 10 in the fourth quarter with 7:43 to play. Williams then rattled off five quick points and GSU pulled away to win by 15.
The Panthers recorded 44 points in the paint compared to Troy’s 22. GSU also recorded 15 steals and scored 26 points off turnovers.
GSU held Troy to 33% shooting including 9-of-34 from long range.
At the free throw line, Georgia State made 17-of-20 attempts while Troy was 13-of-23.
Georgia State has now won seven of their last nine games and four in a row.
The Panthers travel to Mobile and will face South Alabama Saturday.
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