2002-03 Women's Basketball News

March 14, 2003
ASU Falls to CSU in NCAA Regional Tournament
SALISBURY, N.C. – The third-seeded Lady Cougars of Columbus State University advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Regional Women’s Basketball Tournament with a 68-59 win over sixth-seeded Augusta State University Friday afternoon.

March 9, 2003
Four Peach Belt Women’s Teams Advance to NCAA Tournament
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced the 64-team field for the Division II women’s national championship on Sunday and a record four Peach Belt Conference teams will compete for the top prize.

March 8, 2003
Jones, Siebrands Named to PBC All-Conference Basketball Teams
The Peach Belt Conference announced the 2002-03 men’s and women's basketball all-conference teams on Saturday from the Peach Belt Tournament in Columbus, Ga. ASU's Sabrina Jones was named First-Team All-Conference, while Jaguar David Siebrands was named Second-Team All-Conference.

March 6, 2003
Johnson Leads Francis Marion Over Augusta State
COLUMBUS, GA -- Francis Marion opened overtime with a 6-0 spurt and Augusta State could not recover as the North Division’s fifth-seeded Lady Patriots took a 61-55 upset victory over the North Division’s second-seeded Lady Jaguars in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament.

March 1, 2003
Lady Jaguars Spoil Emotional Senior Night For USC Aiken
AIKEN, SC--On a night that was destined to belong to the Lady Pacers, Augusta State squeaked out a 58-55 win over USC Aiken in the regular season finale for both teams.

February 28, 2003
Peach Belt Basketball Tournaments to Return to Augusta State
AUGUSTA, GA. -- The Peach Belt Conference announced that the 2004 and 2005 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be played at Augusta State University in Augusta, Ga. Commissioner Marvin Vanover made the announcement from the conference office, also located in Augusta. The tournament will return to the George Christenberry Fieldhouse for the first time since 1995 after ASU hosted the first four consecutive PBC Tournaments.

February 26, 2003
North Florida Notches Road Sweep
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- North Florida picked up a pair of key road wins over Augusta State Wednesday in Christenberry Fieldhouse on Senior Night.

February 24, 2003
ASU Gets Past Montevallo, 64-52
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior Ernesia Wideman scored 16 points and Sabrina Jones tallied 15 as the Lady Jaguars defeated Montevallo 64-52 in a non-conference matchup Monday evening in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 22, 2003
Augusta State Sweeps Francis Marion
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State clinched its fifth consecutive Peach Belt Conference North Division title and head coach Gary Tuell garnered his 100th win on the ASU sidelines as the Jaguars completed a sweep of Francis Marion with an 88-78 victory Saturday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Lady Jaguars dismantled the FMU Lady Patriots 64-40 in the opener of the doubleheader.

February 20, 2003
Peach Belt Basketball Championship Games to be Televised
AUGUSTA, GA -- For the first time, the Peach Belt Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament championship games will be televised. The games will be broadcast by CSS (Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast) on a tape-delayed basis on Tuesday, March 11.

February 19, 2003
ASU Falls to Kennesaw State in PBC Basketball Action
KENNESAW, Ga. - The Kennesaw State Owls swept ASU in Peach Belt Conference basketball action Wednesday night at Landrum Centre in Kennesaw, GA. The Lady Jags fell 80-72, while the men's team lost 81-57.

February 15, 2003
ASU Takes Homecoming Sweep Of Lander
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State Lady Jaguars clinched the Peach Belt Conference's North Division title for the first time since 1994-95 when they downed Lander 80-67 Saturday in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The victory, combined with USC Aiken's 56-52 loss at Georgia College & State, puts ASU five games ahead of USCA with only four games remaining in the regular season.

February 12, 2003
Lady Braves can't contain Jaguars, lose 79-56
Pembroke, N.C.-The Augusta State Lady Jaguars downed the UNCP Lady Braves 79-56 in a competitive battle in the Jones Athletic Center on the UNCP campus. The Lady Braves fall to 6-14 overall and 2-12 in the conference. Augusta State improves to 15-6 overall and 10-4 in Peach Belt Conference play.

February 8, 2003
Lady Jags Take Overtime Victory over USC Spartanburg
Spartanburg, SC – Augusta State outscored USC Spartanburg 9-1 in overtime to take a 62-54 victory over the Lady Rifles Saturday afternoon in the G.B. Hodge Center.

February 5, 2003
Augusta State Splits With Armstrong Atlantic
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong Atlantic State women's basketball team opened the second half on a 17-4 run to blow open a close game and defeat Augusta State, 86-53, in a Peach Belt Conference game on Wednesday evening at Alumni Arena. Augusta State came back to earn a split in the doubleheader by holding off the AASU men, 59-55.

February 1, 2003
Jaguars Settle For Split With Clayton State
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Clayton State's Jerry Edwards hit a free throw with three seconds left and Augusta State could not get off a shot attempt at the buzzer as the Lakers escaped Saturday night with a 61-58 Peach Belt Conference victory over ASU in George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 29, 2003
Jaguars, Lady Jags fall short in pair of upset bids
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- John Thomas' thunderous dunk with three seconds remaining lifted seventh-ranked Columbus State to a thrilling 67-65 victory over Augusta State and staved off an upset bid by the Jaguars Wednesday night in George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 25, 2003
Second-Half Surge Carries Lady Jaguars Past FMU 73-61
FLORENCE, SC – Senior center Sabrina Jones scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed six rebounds while Augusta State University used a dominating second-half performance to take a 73-61 Peach Belt Conference win over Francis Marion University in women’s action on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 25).

January 22, 2003
Lady Jaguars down Lady Senators in PBC contest
GREENWOOD----The Augusta State University women's basketball team placed four players in double figures Wednesday night as the Lady Jaguars defeated Lander, 62-48, in a Peach Belt Conference game in Horne Arena.

January 18, 2003
ASU Sweeps UNC Pembroke
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Six players scored in double figures as Augusta State completed a Peach Belt Conference sweep with a 103-56 rout of UNC Pembroke Saturday afternoon at George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Lady Jaguars won the opener, downing UNCP 63-47 behind a career-high 17 points from freshman Julie Robbins.

January 15, 2003
ASU Splits With Kennesaw State
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Kennesaw State held off a pair of late Augusta State charges to take a hard-fought 65-63 and earn a split in the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader Wednesday night in George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Lady Jaguars knocked off KSU in the opener 59-54.

January 13, 2003
Columbus State Stomps Lady Jags 60-36
Columbus, GA--In what was quite probably the ugliest game in quite some time on the Lumpkin Center hardwood, the Columbus State Lady Cougars came away with a 60-36 win Monday against Augusta State. It was the seventh win in a row for CSU (12-1, 4-1).

January 11, 2003
Jaguars Sweep Georgia College & State
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior point guard Ernesia Wideman poured in a career-high 30 points as the Lady Jags took a 85-76 victory over Georgia College & State University Saturday night in George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse. The ASU men's squad completed the Peach Belt Conference sweep by downing the Bobcats 71-60 behind senior forward David Siebrands's game-high 23 points.

January 8, 2003
ASU Sweeps USC Spartanburg
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State used a pair of strong second halves to earn a sweep of USC Spartanburg in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader Wednesday night at George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 4, 2003
Augusta State Earns Split In City Classic
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State's Jermale Wilkerson scored 18 points to lead the Jaguars to a 74-58 victory over Paine College Saturday night in "The City Classic" at Christenberry Fieldhouse. The victory -- ASU's fourth straight -- earned the Jaguars a split in the annual "City Classic." Paine knocked off the Lady Jaguars 39-38 despite a game-high 22 points from ASU senior forward Sabrina Jones.

January 2, 2003
Augusta State Takes On Paine In "The City Classic"
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State closes out its non-conference schedule Saturday night when ASU hosts cross-town rival Paine College in "The City Classic" at George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse. Game time for the women's game is set for 6:00 p.m., while the men's teams are scheduled to meet at 8:00 p.m.

December 30, 2002
Lady Jags Fall to Shaw 75-70
The Lady Jaguars dropped to 6-2 on the basketball season Monday night with a 75-70 road loss to Shaw University. With the win, Shaw's record improves to 8-1

December 4, 2002
Lady Ospreys hand Augusta State its First Loss of the Season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The University of North Florida women's basketball team put the first dent on Augusta State's record this season with a 73-66 win at the UNF Arena Wednesday.

December 2, 2002
ASU Bounces Claflin, 68-57
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior point guard Ernesia Wideman scored a game-high 18 points -- 16 in the second half -- to lead the Lady Jaguars to a 68-57 non-conference victory Monday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 26, 2002
Lady Jags Win Third Straight, Outlast Southern Tech for 76-64 Victory
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State's senior frontcourt tandem of Sabrina Jones and Arijana Sijercic combined for 41 points to lead the Lady Jaguars to a 76-64 victory over Southern Tech Tuesday evening in the George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 23, 2002
Lady Jags Score Win Over Voorhees in Tip-Off Classic
The Lady Jaguars picked up a hard fought win Saturday night, as they defeated Voorhees 61-54 in the Four Seasons Tip-Off Classic at USC Aiken. The win moves ASU to 2-0 on the young season.

November 22, 2002
Lady Jags Down Lenoir-Rhyne in Season Opener
The Augusta State Lady Jaguars started off the 2002-03 baseball season on a winning note Friday night, as they defeated Lenoir-Rhyne 72-63 at the USC Aiken Tip-Off Classic. With the win the Lady Jags move to 1-0 on the season.

October 16, 2002
Peach Belt Releases Women's Basketball Preseason Poll
AUGUSTA, GA. - By the narrowest margin in the history of the Peach Belt Conference, the Kennesaw State Owls have been selected the preseason favorite to win the 2002-03 Peach Belt women’s basketball championship in a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches.

October 14, 2002
ASU Ready To Hit The Hardwood
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- For the Lady Jags, the start of the 2002-03 campaign represents somewhat of a new era. Six new players dot the preseason roster for ASU fourth-year women’s head coach Greg Wilson.