STATESBORO, Ga. - Four players scored in double-figures led by junior Alyssa Frye with 18 points as the College of Charleston women's basketball team earned a 65-60 road win against Georgia Southern on Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse.
The Cougars (10-12, 6-7) grabbed 20 offensive rebounds which they converted into 20 second chance points. The Cougars also forced Georgia Southern into 21 turnovers, which they turned into 24 points off turnovers, compared to the Eagles eight points off turnovers.
"I'm really proud of my team for this hard fought victory tonight," CofC head coach Natasha Adair said. "We never stopped competed even when we were down in the second half. When it was winning time in the last four minutes we had players step up and make key plays to secure the victory."
Georgia Southern (4-18, 3-10) led from the beginning as they scored the first points of the game on a three-pointer and were up 16-9 with 11:15 left in the first half. The Cougars cut the lead to two, but the Eagles responded and pushed it back to seven at 21-14.
The Cougars closed the half on a 14-7 run as CofC and Georgia Southern went into the locker room tied at 28.
The Eagles, who made eight three-pointers in the game came out firing in the second half and built a nine point lead at 46-37 with 13:25 to go.
Over the next six minutes the Cougars used a 14-5 run, which culminated in Tolbert driving to the basket and dropping in a layup and was fouled. Tolbert made the free-throw to tie the game at 51-51.
Going into the final media timeout, the game was still tied, 57-57 with 3:44 to play in the contest. The Cougars got back-to-back layups from seniors Latisha Harris and Cathryn Hardy to go up 61-57 with 1:28 left to play.
Brown and Harris each converted a pair of foul shots in the final seconds to secure the 65-60 win for the Cougars.
Up next the Cougars travel to Davidson to play the Wildcats Monday at 7:00 p.m.