Georgia Regents women’s coach Nate Teymer took a little longer with his postgame speech Saturday afternoon.
That’s never a good thing for the Jaguars.
Shanedra Lockett scored 16 of her game-high 24 points in the second half as Georgia Southwestern upended Georgia Regents, 77-69, at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
The Jaguars (9-12, 5-9) suffered their fifth consecutive loss, this time losing to the Peach Belt Conference West Division cellar-dweller. Georgia Regents turns around and plays host to Columbus State at 2 p.m. today, a game that was originally scheduled for Thursday.
“It’s getting to the point where we’re going to have to put all our eggs in one basket if we keep losing,” Jaguars coach Nate Teymer said.
Becky Newhouse led Georgia Regents with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Tavia Sykes added 11 points, while Whitney Rohrback and Dericka Griffis each had 10.
Team leading scorer Jemimah Ashby (14.0 average), who has been out because of “medical reasons,” saw action for the first time since Jan. 25. Ashby shot 1 for 9 from the field for four points.
The Jaguars closed the first half strong and led by six at intermission. Then, Georgia Southwestern dominated, converting 13 of 20 chances inside the perimeter.
The Lady Hurricanes shot 54 percent from the field after intermission, 51 percent for the game.
“I don’t think we came out with the energy in the second half that we ended the first half with,” Teymer said. “We gave up a lot of dribble penetration that hurt us.”