2003-04 Women's Basketball News

  • Lady Jaguars Land At No. 10 In Final Poll
    April 21, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State Lady Jaguars, backed by their first Elite 8 appearance in school history, earned its first-ever, year-end national ranking when the Lady Jags came at No. 10 in the final USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Top 25 women’s basketball poll.
  • Lady Jaguars Fall to Merrimack 76-68 In Elite Eight Tournament
    March 24, 2004
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The fifth-ranked Merrimack College Warriors held #19 Augusta State scoreless for nearly six minutes in the second half as they defeated the Lady Jaguars 76-68 in the National Quarterfinals of the 2004 Division II Women's Basketball Championship.
  • No. 19 Lady Jags Set For Trip To Elite 8
    March 19, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State women's basketball team makes its first-ever Elite 8 appearance on Wednesday, March 24 when the Lady Jaguars take on fifth-ranked Merrimack (30-3) at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at St. Joseph Civic Arena in St. Joseph, Mo. Merrimack, out of North Andover, Mass., sports a 30-3 record and claimed the Northeast Regional title. The Warriors have won seven straight games and 17 of their last 18.
  • ASU Vaults Back Into Rankings
    March 17, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State Lady Jaguars, bound for the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight after capturing the South Atlantic Regional championship Monday night in Raleigh, N.C., jumped back into the national rankings Tuesday after three consecutive wins over nationally-ranked opponents. ASU enjoyed a five-week stay in the national rankings earlier this season, climbing as high as No. 16.
  • Lady Jaguars Win South Atlantic Region Championship
    March 15, 2004
    RALEIGH, NC – Augusta State University senior Alshaa’ Hodges poured in a career-high 33 points to lead the No. 8 seed Lady Jaguars to a 91-68 victory over Georgia College & State University in the championship game of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball South Atlantic Regional Tournament at Spaulding Gymnasium on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh, NC.
  • Lady Jaguars Advance to Sweet 16
    March 13, 2004
    RALEIGH, NC – The Augusta State Lady Jaguars' winnningest season in 11 years was extended Saturday night when ASU edged Armstrong Atlantic State 79-74 in the South Atlantic Regional at Shaw University's Spaulding Gymnasium.
  • Lady Jaguars Survive Roller Coaster Game With Lady Pirates
    March 13, 2004
    RALEIGH, NC – Augusta State University had all the answers during a 79-74 victory over Armstrong Atlantic State University in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball South Atlantic Regional Tournament at Spaulding Gymnasium on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh, NC.
  • Lady Jags Headed For NCAA Regional
    March 10, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State Lady Jaguars take on No. 7 Shaw Friday night at 6:00 p.m. in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament's South Atlantic Regional at Spaulding Gymnasium in Raleigh, N.C.
  • Lady Jags To Take On No. 7 Shaw
    March 08, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State will make its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance when it faces seventh-ranked Shaw University Friday night at 6:00 p.m. in the opening round of the South Atlantic Regional in Raleigh, N.C. Shaw will serve as the host and all games will be played on the campus of Shaw at Spaulding Gymnasium.
  • Lady Jaguars Earn At-Large Bid TO NCAA Tournament
    March 07, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State's winningest season in over a decade was extended Sunday night when the NCAA awarded the Lady Jaguar basketball program an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The at-large berth is the second straight for ASU, which posted a 21-7 record this season, the most victories for the program since going 24-5 in 1992-93.
  • Peach Belt Announces Women's Basketball All-Conference Team
    March 06, 2004
    AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference released its 2003-04 women’s basketball All-Conference team at a special banquet held in conjunction with the PBC Tournament in Augusta on Saturday. Kennesaw State University’s Denisha Ferguson was named the PBC Player of the Year while Armstrong Atlantic State’s Kaneetha Gordon was named the Freshman of the Year. Lander University head coach was named the PBC Coach of the Year.
  • GC&SU Bombs Jaguars 68-47 in PBC Quarterfinals
    March 04, 2004
    AUGUSTA, GA -- GC&SU hit 7-of-12 three-pointers after intermission to pull away from host Augusta State and take a 68-47 victory in the Peach Belt Conference Quarterfinals at the George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse on Thursday evening.
  • Lady Jaguars Hold Off Patriot Women, 79-76
    February 28, 2004
    FLORENCE, SC – The senior backcourt tandem of Alshaa’ Hodges and Ernesia Wideman combined for 40 points and Augusta State University survived a missed three-pointer at the final horn by Francis Marion University to claim a 79-76 Peach Belt Conference win, spoiling the Patriots’ Homecoming and Senior Day celebration Saturday afternoon.
  • Lady Jags Rally For 58-55 Win Over Lady Pacers
    February 25, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State celebrated Senior Night with a pair of Peach Belt Conference victories over USC Aiken Wednesday in Christenberry Fieldhouse.
  • Lady Jags Secure Second Spot in PBC North Division
    February 21, 2004
    MORROW, GA ---The Augusta State women's basketball team won a hard-fought battle with Clayton State Saturday, defeating the Lady Lakers 54-47 in Peach Belt Conference action at the Athletics and Fitness Center in Morrow, GA.
  • Lady Jaguars Shoot Down UNC Pembroke, 89-65
    February 18, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State shot a season-high 62.1 percent from the field and cruised to an 89-65 Peach Belt Conference victory over UNC Pembroke Wednesday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.
  • Wideman, Johnson Combine For 38 in PBC Win
    February 14, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Seniors Ernesia Wideman and Shundra Johnson each scored 19 points to lead Augusta State to an 82-69 Homecoming victory over Francis Marion in Peach Belt Conference action Saturday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.
  • Lady Jags Fall to Lady Pacers, 73-45
    February 11, 2004
    AIKEN, S.C.—The Augusta State women's basketball team suffered their sixth loss of the season Wednesday night, as they fell to USC Aiken 73-45 at "The Courthouse" in Aiken, S.C. The 28-point victory marked the largest win for USC Aiken in the 51-game series history. The loss, brings the Lady Jags' record to 16-6 overall, 6-5 in the Peach Belt Conference, while USC Aiken improves to 12-9, 4-6.
  • 18th-Ranked Lady Bobcats Too Much for 21st-Ranked ASU
    February 07, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Georgia College & State downed Augusta State 81-69 in a matchup of nationally-ranked Peach Belt Conference squads Saturday afternoon at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
  • Hodges' Free Throws Lift ASU Over USC Spartanburg
    February 04, 2004
    Spartanburg, SC – Alshaa’ Hodges sank two free throws with 2.6 seconds to play in the game to lift No. 21 Augusta State to a thrilling 84-83 victory over USC Spartanburg Wednesday night in the G.B. Hodge Center.
  • Lady Jags Ranked 21st In Nation
    February 03, 2004
    Augusta, Ga. -- The Augusta State Lady Jaguars are ranked 21st in the nation in the latest USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Top 25 poll, released Tuesday.
  • 19th-Ranked Lady Jags Snap 15-Game Winless Streak Against Columbus State
    January 31, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior reserve guard Brandi Hollingsworth nailed seven three-pointers for a career-high 21 points as the No. 19 Lady Jaguars snapped a 15-game winless streak against Columbus State with an 80-69 victory Saturday night in the opener of a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
  • Lady Jags Fall to Lander
    January 28, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State couldn’t overcome its worst shooting performance of the season, falling to the Lady Bearcats 60-52 Wednesday night in a Peach Belt Conference matchup at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
  • Lady Jags Defeats Kennesaw State 71-67
    January 24, 2004
    Kennesaw, Ga. -- The Augusta State women's basketball team picked up their second straight win, defeating Kennesaw State 71-67 in conference road action Saturday afternoon. The Lady Jaguars, ranked 18th in the nation, improve to 14-3 overall, 4-2 in the Peach Belt Conference, while Kennesaw State falls to 11-6, 3-3 in conference play.
  • Lady Jags Bounce Back With 62-52 Win Over USCS
    January 21, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State Lady Jaguars bounced back from its brief two-game slide, with a 62-52 win over the Lady Rifles Wednesday in Christenberry Fieldhouse. Alshaa’ Hodges and Cheryl Audain tallied 18 points each for ASU. Audain also posted 12 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.
  • Lady Jaguars 18th In Latest National Poll
    January 20, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State is ranked 18th in the nation in the latest WBCA/ESPN/USA Today Division II Women's Basketball Top 25 poll, released Tuesday by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.
  • No. 2 North Florida Nips No. 16 Augusta State, 66-63
    January 17, 2004
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Augusta State's Alshaa' Hodges poured in a career-high 30 points, yet it wasn't quite enough as No. 2 North Florida nipped the No. 16 Lady Jaguars 66-63 Saturday at UNF Arena.
  • Lady Jaguars Fall to Lander in Conference Action
    January 14, 2004
    GREENWOOD----The No. 16 ranked Augusta State women's basketball team fell to Lander University 83-78 in Peach Belt Conference basketball action Wednesday night at Horne Arena. The Lady Jags drop to 12-2 overall and 2-1 in the PBC, while Lander improves to 10-3, 2-1.
  • ASU Splits With Pirates
    January 10, 2004
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State senior guard Alshaa’ Hodges poured in a career-high 26 points, including 22 in the first half, to lead the 25th-ranked Lady Jaguars to a 77-58 Peach Belt Conference victory over No. 24 Armstrong Atlantic State Saturday in Christenberry Fieldhouse. In the nightcap, the Pirates earned a split by downing ASU 70-58.
  • Augusta State Sweeps UNC Pembroke On The Road
    January 07, 2004
    PEMBROKE, N.C. -- The Augusta State Lady Jaguars, ranked 25th in the nation, claimed their 10th straight win Wednesday night with a 78-64 victory over UNC Pembroke at the Jones Center. In the second game of the doubleheader, ASU's men's team snapped a nine-game losing streak, defeating UNCP 76-52.
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