Eagles soar past Warhawks

Josh Dean

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The ULM men fell to the Eagles of Georgia Southern Saturday afternoon despite a double digit scoring performance by senior guard Justin Roberson and double-double by senior forward Majok Deng. Roberson’s 20 points mark a career high for the senior.   Part way through the first half the Warhawks found themselves down 16-7 when Roberson netted a pair of three-pointers to put ULM back in contention.

A 7-0 run was sparked which sliced Georgia Southern’s lead to 16-14 with just over seven minutes left.

But the Eagles went on a run of their own to close out the half scoring fourteen of the last nineteen points and taking a 32-21 lead into the locker room.

After the deficit was cut to four points at 43-39 the Eagles again had the answer and went on a 13-3 run midway through the period.

ULM couldn’t find a way to slow down the Eagle’s offensive attack and Georgia Southern increased their shooting percentage to 45.5% from the field in the second. Despite the Warhawks improved offensive numbers they could never close the gap and the Eagles closed out the game with a 66-51 victory.   The Warhawks fell to 6-11 on the year after the loss which marks their fourth in a row. The team returns home to Fant-Ewing on January 21 to take on the Trojans of Troy. The game marks the first of four in a row at home.