JONESBORO, Ark. - Georgia State’s women’s basketball team battled with Arkansas State for most of the game, but the Red Wolves pulled away in the closing minutes to win 76-63.
Francesca Minali recorded her second-straight double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Madison Newby led the team in scoring with 15 points and she also added seven rebounds, four assists and five steals. Janessa Murphy also finished in double figures with 10 points.
Georgia State shot better than 40% through the first three quarters but ran out of gas late and went just 3-for-15 in the final period as the Red Wolves outscored GSU 21-11 in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers led by one after the first quarter and after three periods were in the book, GSU trailed by just two.
Georgia State finished with 17 second-chance points thanks to 17 offensive rebounds.
Turnovers, however, became a factor as Arkansas State was able to score 26 points off 17 GSU turnovers.
Georgia State is back in action Saturday at Little Rock. The Panthers look to bounce back against the Trojans at 5 p.m. ET.