Warriors Fall 77-59 Friday Against Augusta in Season Opener

Warriors Fall 77-59 Friday Against Augusta in Season Opener

CENTRAL, S.C. - The Southern Wesleyan women's basketball team hung with Augusta University for most of the Warriors' season opener on Friday, but the Jaguars pulled away to win 77-59 in the second game of the Conference Carolinas/Peach Belt Challenge. 

"Defensively I thought we did some good things at times, but we struggled at finishing the possession," explained Davis. "Augusta forced us into mistakes to end the second quarter and we came out flat into the 3rd quarter. That was the distance in the game, unfortunately. We need to do a better job of handling ourselves on the floor when teams make a run at us. But, this team will get better. We will correct our mistakes and move forward as we prepare for Georgia College tomorrow."

Senior Chelsie Waters led the Warriors with 10 points in the contest. Brooke Strickland and Aneysa Williams added nine while Shelby Gilbert and Gabrielle Bates tallied eight points in the loss. 12 Warriors saw playing time with nine recording atleast one point.

Augusta only outscored Southern Wesleyan by one point in the first quarter and one point in the second quarter, but Augusta pulled away in the third quarter as the Jaguars outscored the Warriors 19-6. 

Southern Wesleyan shot 24.6% from the field in the contest and 14.8% from three-point range. The Warriors were 25-38 from the charity stripe. 

Southern Wesleyan plays Georgia College Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. in the team's second and final game of the tournament. Georgia College fell in their opening game against Emmanuel.