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Georgia State's leading scorer, Kayla Nolan, scans the court. Andres Cruz-Wellmann | THE SIGNAL

The Georgia State women’s basketball team defeated the Towson Tigers by a final score of 66-44 on Thursday night at the GSU Sports Arena.

The story of the opening half would be the Panthers’ three point shooting as they shot nearly 60 percent from long range.

Five of the  three point shots came from Kendra Long, who accounted for 15 points in the first half, as Georgia State held a 33-18 lead at the half.

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Markell Smith was the Tigers’ leading scorer with six.

The Panthers pushed their advantage to as many as 30 points in the second half.

Long finished with another strong performance against Towson, scoring 20 points on six out of 10 shooting from the field. She scored a career high 23 against the Tigers on the road in January.

On the Towson side, Tanisha McTiller had 17 points and seven rebounds.

The team’s next game will be on the road at UNCW on Sunday at 2:00 P.M.. It can also be heard on WRAS-FM 88.5 radio.

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