Friday, December 20, 2013
Charleston Southern's women's basketball team fell behind early and Savannah State held off a late Buccaneers challenge inside the Buc Dome as CSU fell to the Lady Tigers on Thursday night, 72-63. CSU freshman forward Tatum Jarvis narrowly missed out on her first career double-double in leading the Buccaneers with 25 points and nine rebounds in the game to pace the Buccaneers offensive efforts on the night. However, a quick 9-0 start by the Tigers in the contest gave Savannah State a lead they would never relinquish as SSU completed the season sweep over the Buccaneers. "Coming into the game, we told them to compete," commented head coach Fred Applin on the Buccaneers' effort in the game. "We executed everything we did. It came down to rebounding. That's something that we are going to continue to work on after Christmas, but I can't ask for much more. They really competed and played well tonight." In a game that featured a combined 49 team fouls and 63 free throw attempts, Savannah State was able to put the Buccaneers away from the line, converting on 23 of their 36 shots, including five makes in the final two minutes to put the game away in the win. Charleston Southern falls to 3-6 overall with the loss to the Tigers, while Savannah State improves to 5-5 overall with their second win of the season against the Buccaneers. Jarvis led Charleston Southern in going 7 for 10 from the floor including a perfect 3 for 3 from behind the three-point line in the loss. The freshman forward was also 8 for 12 from the line in scoring a career-high 25 points.