ATLANTA – Georgia State’s women’s basketball team made eight 3-pointers but fell 75-60 to Louisiana Thursday evening at the GSU Sports Arena.
Madison Newby’s 18 points paced the Panthers on offense and the point guard added three assists and six rebounds. Kierra Henry and Janessa Murphy also scored double digits with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Francesca Minali led Georgia State in rebounding with eight boards. The Ragin’ Cajuns held a slight rebounding advantage Thursday with 33 compared to GSU’s 27.
The Panthers shot the ball well, finishing the game at 45.5% from the field, but Louisiana was a tad better at 50.0%.
The big difference in the contest was turnovers. GSU turned the ball over 22 times and Louisiana was able to manufacture 29 points
The Panthers fell behind by 16 in the third quarter, but put together an 8-0 run to cut the LA lead down to just eight, but that would be as close as GSU would get.
Georgia State is at home again Saturday as ULM comes to Atlanta for a noon tip.
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