ATLANTA – Jada Lewis scored a career-high 30 points Thursday to lead Georgia State to a 65-54 win over North Carolina Central at the GSU Holiday Classic.
Lewis’ performance marked the first time a Panthers has scored 30 points in a game since Kelcey Roegiers tallied 33 against Hofstra on Feb. 18, 2007.
Lewis was 9-for-16 from the field and 9-for-11 at the free throw line. She knocked down 3-of-6 3=point attempts as well.
Georgia State and NCCU were tied 17-17 at the end of the first quarter, but the Panthers held the Eagles to eight points in the second quarter to lead by four at halftime.
Walnatia Wright got going in the third quarter, leading Georgia State with seven points as GSU outscored NCCU 16-12 in the period.
For the game, Wright totaled 12 points with nine rebounds.
The Panthers fended off a handful of comeback efforts by the Eagles and held on to win 65-54, improving to 5-4 on the season.
Shaq Miller-McCray and Allison Johnson each finished with nine rebounds as GSU won the rebounding edge 40-33.
The Panthers also committed just seven turnovers in the contest while forcing 10 Eagles turnovers.
The Panthers wrap up the GSU Holiday Classic Friday against Bethune-Cookman at 3 p.m. in the Sports Arena.