ATLANTA – Georgia State’s women’s basketball team defeated ULM 70-57 Saturday at the GSU Sports Arena. Janessa Murphy led the Panthers with 17 points.

Georgia State won the rebounding and turnover battles and shot 47% from the field while holding the Warhawks to 38%.

The Panthers grabbed 37 rebounds to ULM’s 27 and scored 28 points off turnovers.

Along with her 17 points, Murphy added six rebounds and three assists. Madison Newby did a little bit of everything, finishing with 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals. Kierra Henry also reached double figures with 13 points and six assists.

Freshman Deja Mitchell also totaled six board and added eight points.

Georgia State led by seven after the first quarter and held a comfortable 39-25 lead at the half. GSU’s best quarter was the third, as the Panthers’ lead grew to 24 points. Murphy scored 13 points in the quarter including 10 straight to end the period.

ULM climbed closer in the fourth quarter as GSU slowed the pace and used more of the shot clock, but the Panthers secured the win to move ahead of the Warhawks in the conference standings.

Next up for Georgia State is rival Georgia Southern Saturday in Statesboro, Ga.

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