STATESBORO, Ga. (ksuowls.com) – Kamiyah Street had a field day in Hanner Fieldhouse, scoring 32 points on 63% shooting and recording five steals in the Owls 95-69 win over Georgia Southern.
The Kennesaw State defense led the way in Statesboro, scoring 31 points off 23 turnovers as the Owls picked up their third straight win to improve to 3-1.
After an early bucket by Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State would respond with a 17-3 run, including three straight makes from the three-point line by Gillian Piccolino. The Owls defense flexed their might, scoring 18 points off 11 Eagle turnovers in the first frame to take a 29-18 lead.
The Owls defense would continue to turn up the heat, scoring their first two baskets of the second quarter off of steals by Street and Amani Johnson. The Owls would end the first half on an 18-5 run, during which Peyton Lewis would score her first points of the regular season off a corner three and would take a 47-28 lead into the half.
Street would lead the way with 16 points at halftime and recorded three steals.
Georgia Southern would open up the third quarter with a 7-2 run, but the Owls would make an 8-0 run of their own to pull ahead by 21. The two teams would trade baskets for the rest of the period as the Eagles would cut the lead down to 15.
Johnson would heat up in the fourth quarter, scoring the first five points for the Owls. Johnson would also have a nifty assist to Gabi Legister, who finished with a career high six points and four rebounds. Street would score six more points, pushing the Kennesaw State lead to as high as 24 as the Owls would roll to a 95-69 victory
Street would finish the day with 32 points, four rebounds, four assists and five steals.
Piccolino would finish with 17 points, making five three pointers in the game.
The 95 points is the second most ever scored for the Kennesaw State Owls women's basketball team in their Division One history, and the first time ever that the Owls have scored at least 90 points in back to back games.
The Owls also made 11 three pointers, tying for second most in program history and for the first time since 2016.
Kennesaw State will continue their long road trip this Saturday, November 23, with their first game outside of the Peach State at UNC Wilmington in Wilmington, North Carolina. Tip-off is set for 2:00 PM.
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