Jaguar women struggle, fall to Patriots

Francis Marion 52, Georgia Regents 45

After an almost two-week absence, the Georgia Regents women posted their worst game of the season Thursday night.

 

The Jaguars got off to a slow start and never recovered, falling to Francis Marion, 52-45.

Georgia Regents (6-4, 2-1) saw its five-game winning streak come to an end as the team shot a season-worst 28 percent from the field and posted its fewest points in a game this season. The Jaguars shot 5 for 28 in the first half and never led after intermission.

“I felt like we weren’t in rhythm at all,” Georgia Regents coach Nate Teymer said. “We had a lot of open looks and missed them. We forgot how to run our offense some in the first half.”

In their first action since Dec. 21, the Jaguars made only 3 of 17 3-pointers and got little scoring production.

Georgia Regents leading scorer Jemimah Ashby, who entered with a 14.7 scoring average, failed to score in double digits for the first time this season. The senior forward finished with 8 points on 2 for 9 shooting with one rebound, one assist and two turnovers.

“Once she started missing, she started pressing,” Teymer said. “I think she had a frustrating game.”

Francis Marion (7-2, 2-1) shot 33 percent from the field, but it won the rebounding battle, 44-40. Dee Gray led the Patriots with 10 points and 14 boards.

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