Sunday, May 1, 2016

Georgia Soul tops Conyers 75-72 in opener

LaCoya Terry and Special Jennings made a pair of buckets to close the Georgia Soul's 75-72 win Sunday over the Conyers Rockets in the new professional team's first ever game. Terry led the home team with 21 points. Eboni Fields added 16 points and Jennings chipped in 14.

The Soul used a 30-8 second quarter blitz to turn a 24-12 deficit into a 42-32 lead when Fields burried a three in transition just before halftime. The Rockets tied the game at 67 with three minutes remaining before Terry and Jennings closed the deal.

Everything about the Soul's debut game and season has been very impressive.
Team owner Nesia Wright, who starred at Augusta University, has helped create quite a buzz about the new professional team. The players and coaches conducted a free basketball clinic Saturday at Evans High School for 100 area female students.

The stands were full for the season opener. It seemed like half the people there were sporting Georgia Soul t-shirts. And the crowd cheered loudly for the home team.

The next home game is against the Georgia Stampede on May 21 at home.

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