Women's Basketball Falls at Georgia State, 71-61
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Women's Basketball Falls at Georgia State, 71-61

ATLANTA, Ga . - George Mason outscored Georgia State in the second half, but could not overcome a halftime deficit, falling to the Panthers 71-61 in the GSU Sports Arena Thursday night. Mason cut the score to a single possession with 2:55 to play in the game, but the Panthers responded with a 9-2 run to seal their second consecutive victory. Mason dipped to 11-12 overall and 5-7 in Colonial Athletic Association play, while GSU improved to 9-14, 4-8.

Chan Harris led all scorers with a game-high 17 points, but was limited to three in the second half. Brittany Poindexter paced the Patriots with a team-high 16 points. Amber Easter added 14 and Taleia Moton contributed 13.

In addition to outscoring the Panthers in the second half, Mason outrebounded GSU, 24-to-19, slicing the edge on glass to a 39-35 GSU advantage. Angelee LaTouche led the Patriots with eight boards.

Georgia State broke open a nine-point lead, 19-10, using a 7-0 run midway through the first half, but Mason chipped away at its deficit, slicing the score to 21-16 by the third media timeout at 7:50. The Panthers answered every Patriot bucket as GSU held a steady five-to-seven point lead until a Harris trip to the free throw line opened a double-digit lead for Georgia State, 35-24, with 2:19 to play in the half. GSU used Harris' team-high 14 first-half points to take a 38-27 halftime lead.

GSU opened a 15-point margin on several occasions in the second half until Mason cut the score to a nine-point deficit on an Easter old-fashioned three-point play at the 9:51 mark. Moton brought Mason within seven on a jumper to follow, but the Panthers took a 60-50 lead when Cody Paulk connected on a one-and-one with 6:04 to play. Mason responded with a 9-2 run to set up a 62-59 GSU advantage with 2:55 on the clock, but GSU countered Mason with an identical run to close the game, sealing the final 71-61 victory.

A contest at James Madison on Sunday, Feb. 13 completes this two-game road swing for the Patriots. Tip in JMU Convocation Center is slated for 2 p.m.
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