Jarrard Lifts Lady Jaguars, 79-66

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Augusta State connected on a season-high 10 3-pointers and knocked off 21st-ranked Clayton State 79-66 in a Peach Belt Conference matchup Saturday at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Sophomore reserve guard Brittany Jarrard enjoyed a career night, scoring a career-high 21 points that included five 3-pointers. Fellow sophomores Jasmine Godwin and Nicole Mealing booked 14 and 11 points, respectively.

The victory – the Lady Jags’ sixth straight since a loss to Georgia College and State on Dec. 1 – also marked ASU’s third win over a nationally-ranked opponent. The Lady Jags (8-2, 2-1 PBC) topped No. 24 Newberry 75-59 on Nov. 24 and beat 20th-ranked USC Aiken 71-59 on Nov. 28.

Shantel Ragin paced Clayton State (7-4, 2-2 PBC) with points, while Marie St. Fort and Dominique Jennings chipped in 10 each.

ASU led from the outset, opening the game on a 7-0 run that included a layup and 3-pointer from Godwin. Clayton State got within three before the Lady Jags pushed their lead out to double digits. A 6-0 run capped by a Kenisha Sheppard basket put ASU ahead 25-12 and Deo Ngulela’s trey just before the half gave the hosts a 38-23 halftime lead.

The Lady Jags moved out in front by as much as 18 on a Godwin trey just 2:16 into the second half. The Lakers managed to trim their deficit to 10 midway through the half before ASU countered with a 20-9 run, the last basket in the spurt coming on Jarrard’s fifth trey of the contest.

CSU answered with seven straight points before ASU’s Porsha White and Godwin stemmed the Laker spurt with layups on back-to-back possessions.

The Lady Jags outrebounded Clayton 51-35 and received 48 bench points, second only to the 52 points the ASU reserves tallied against Paine on Dec. 13.

The Lady Jags go for their seventh straight win when they travel to UNC Pembroke for a PBC matchup on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m.




Official Basketball Box Score
Clayton State vs Augusta State
01/05/08 5:30 p.m. at Augusta, Ga. (Christenberry Fieldhouse)
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VISITORS: Clayton State 7-4, 2-2 PBC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
05 Jackson, Lisa....... f  4-8    0-1    1-3    1  4  5   2   9  0  1  1  1  20
30 Hardeman, Shanrika.. f  1-9    0-3    1-1    3  3  6   3   3  2  1  0  1  22
32 Ragin, Shantel...... f  5-8    0-1    5-7    0  5  5   2  15  1  4  0  1  36
22 St. Fort, Marie..... g  3-13   2-6    2-3    1  2  3   3  10  1  3  0  2  29
24 Phillips, Roberta... g  3-10   1-4    1-2    0  4  4   2   8  4  0  0  1  32
03 Jennings, Dominique.    4-8    1-3    1-2    2  0  2   1  10  2  1  0  1  29
11 Yates, Tierra.......    0-1    0-0    2-2    1  0  1   2   2  0  0  0  0   3
14 Whitlock, Arlanderia    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  1   4
25 Larry, Kimberly.....    3-8    0-0    3-4    4  3  7   3   9  2  1  1  1  25
   Team................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   23-65   4-18  16-24  13 22 35  18  66 12 11  2  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  7-33 21.2%   2nd Half: 16-32 50.0%   Game: 35.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-9  11.1%   2nd Half:  3-9  33.3%   Game: 22.2%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-11 72.7%   2nd Half:  8-13 61.5%   Game: 66.7%    4

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HOME TEAM: Augusta State 8-2, 2-1 PBC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
23 Wells, Adah......... f  0-2    0-0    0-2    2  8 10   4   0  4  1  0  0  18
24 Paschal, Tracey..... f  0-3    0-0    2-2    1  1  2   0   2  0  6  0  0  26
45 White, Porsha....... c  4-8    0-0    0-3    6  3  9   3   8  1  0  0  0  22
05 Ngulela, Deo........ g  2-4    1-2    2-2    1  5  6   2   7  7  3  0  2  25
12 Godwin, Jasmine..... g  5-11   2-5    2-3    0  2  2   3  14  2  1  0  0  13
03 Jackson, Sonya......    1-2    0-1    0-0    1  2  3   0   2  3  3  0  0  15
10 Sheppard, Kenisha...    2-5    0-0    3-6    0  1  1   2   7  1  1  0  0  16
21 Jarrard, Brittany...    6-11   5-7    4-4    2  2  4   3  21  1  1  0  0  25
32 Mealing, Nicole.....    4-10   2-5    1-2    0  5  5   3  11  1  1  1  1  24
54 Parker, Sherika.....    3-5    0-0    1-2    2  3  5   1   7  0  0  2  0  16
   TEAM................                         3  1  4
   Totals..............   27-61  10-20  15-26  18 33 51  21  79 20 17  3  3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-29 41.4%   2nd Half: 15-32 46.9%   Game: 44.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-9  55.6%   2nd Half:  5-11 45.5%   Game: 50.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  9-16 56.3%   2nd Half:  6-10 60.0%   Game: 57.7%    5

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Officials: Mark Hinson (R), Kevin Brown (U1), Rashon Smith (U2)
Technical fouls: Clayton State-None. Augusta State-None.
Attendance: 612
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Clayton State.................   23   43  -   66
Augusta State.................   38   41  -   79

Points in the paint-CLST 22,ASU 20. Points off turnovers-CLST 13,ASU 6.
2nd chance points-CLST 13,ASU 17. Fast break points-CLST 4,ASU 7.
Bench points-CLST 21,ASU 48. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-CLST 2nd-02:18, ASU 2nd-02:36.
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