Sports Briefs: Jan. 20

Final Score

Men’s Basketball

In a shocking result from Boone, N.C., the Panthers were upset at the hands of the Appalachian State Mountaineers by a final of 74-69. Appalachian State came into its matchup with Georgia State as the last place team in the Sun Belt.

The Panthers had a 40-30 lead at the half, but offensive rebounding and three-point shooting by the Mountaineers allowed them to come back, contributing to Georgia State’s third Sun Belt loss.


Women’s Basketball

Prior to the tip of the men’s game from Boone, the women’s team had better fortunes against App State. Georgia State rode a balanced scoring effort to a 76-71 victory over the Mountaineers.

Brittany Logan led the Panthers with 17 points. Alisha Andrews contributed 16 points. Kayla Nolan had 13 points, and Morgan Jackson finished with 11.


Men’s Tennis

The season for the Panthers’ men’s tennis team began in inauspicious fashion as Georgia State was swept by the Vanderbilt Commodores 7-0 in Nashville, Tennessee.

It was the collegiate debut of Georgia State’s Andrei Andrukhou, who managed a win in his first set against Vanderbilt’s Daniel Valent but lost the final two sets, 6-2 and 6-0. The Panthers will return to the hardcourt on Jan. 24 vs. Presbyterian.