Mealing Paces Lady Jaguars, 79-67

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Augusta State’s Nicole Mealing scored a career-high 25 points off the bench Saturday to pace the Lady Jaguars to a 79-67 Peach Belt Conference road win over Armstrong Atlantic State in Alumni Arena.

With the win, the Lady Jaguars improved to 9-3 overall and 3-2 in the PBC, while the Lady Pirates fell to 9-3 overall and 3-2 in league play.

A sophomore guard/forward from North Augusta, S.C., Mealing grabbed 10 rebounds for the first double-double of her career and tied a school record by connecting on 7-of-8 3-point attempts. Former Lady Jaguar sharpshooter Brandi Hollingsworth hit seven treys vs. Columbus State on Jan. 31, 2004. Mealing’s previous career-high for scoring was 17 during her freshman season, set on Dec. 29, 2006 in a home victory over Converse.

ASU senior point guard Deo Ngulela joined Mealing in double figures, posting 13 points and eight assists. The Lady Jags matched a season-high with 10 3-pointers made and set a new season-low with just 11 turnovers.

Armstrong’s all-conference performer Kaneetha Gordon was one of two Lady Pirates to post double-doubles. Gordon had 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Augusta native DartayviaThomas had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Lindsey Holmes chipped in 12 points.

The Lady Pirates jumped out to a 9-0 lead to start the game and led by as much as 10 five minutes in. ASU battled back, using a 17-5 run to take the lead on a Mealing trey at the 8:40 mark. After AASU moved back in front, the Lady Jags closed out the half on a 13-6 spurt to take a 38-33 halftime lead.

Armstrong opened the second half with six straight points, regaining the lead 39-38 on a Holmes trey just 1:10 into the period. The Lady Jags countered with layups on three straight possessions and never trailed again.

The Lady Jags host Lander in a PBC contest on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse.


Official Basketball Box Score
Augusta State vs Armstrong Atlantic
01/12/08 5:30 p.m. at Savannah, Ga. (Alumni Arena)
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VISITORS: Augusta State 9-3, 3-2 PBC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
24 Paschal, Tracey..... f  4-10   0-2    0-0    2  3  5   2   8  3  2  0  1  26
45 White, Porsha....... f  3-7    0-0    2-4    4  3  7   3   8  0  2  0  1  20
23 Wells, Adah......... c  2-2    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   5   4  0  1  0  0  19
05 Ngulela, Deo........ g  4-7    1-2    4-6    1  1  2   3  13  8  2  0  2  28
12 Godwin, Jasmine..... g  3-9    1-4    1-3    0  1  1   0   8  0  2  0  0  19
03 Jackson, Sonya......    1-3    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   3   2  2  0  0  0  11
10 Sheppard, Kenisha...    0-2    0-0    0-2    1  0  1   4   0  1  0  0  0  13
21 Jarrard, Brittany...    2-6    1-3    0-0    0  1  1   0   5  2  0  0  0  23
22 Hudson, Brittany....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   1
32 Mealing, Nicole.....    7-9    7-8    4-6    1  9 10   2  25  1  0  0  1  24
34 Lampkin, Stacey.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   2
54 Parker, Sherika.....    3-6    0-0    0-0    2  1  3   3   6  1  1  0  0  14
   TEAM................                         2  3  5
   Totals..............   29-61  10-20  11-21  14 24 38  26  79 18 11  0  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-30 50.0%   2nd Half: 14-31 45.2%   Game: 47.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  7-13 53.8%   2nd Half:  3-7  42.9%   Game: 50.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half: 10-15 66.7%   Game: 52.4%   3,1

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HOME TEAM: Armstrong Atlantic 9-3, 3-2 PBC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
32 Willis, Lacey....... f  2-6    0-0    5-5    0  1  1   2   9  0  1  0  0  13
34 Griffin, Alandris... f  0-12   0-1    2-5    5  2  7   2   2  1  1  0  0  28
33 Gordon, Kaneetha.... c  8-9    1-2    7-12   5  8 13   1  24  1  5  0  3  32
20 Herron, Jasmine..... g  2-8    0-1    3-4    1  3  4   4   7  3  1  0  1  38
25 Holmes, Lindsey..... g  4-9    4-9    0-0    0  1  1   4  12  0  1  0  0  26
12 Raatelsami, Laura...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  1  0  0   3
21 Thomas, Dartayvia...    3-5    0-0    4-5    8  2 10   2  10  2  4  0  0  31
22 Lieneman, Lindsay...    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  1  0  0   7
23 Jones, Portia.......    0-3    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  1   5
45 Versluis, Kelly.....    1-4    0-0    1-2    0  3  3   3   3  0  1  4  0  17
   TEAM................                         1  5  6             1
   Totals..............   20-57   5-16  22-33  20 25 45  20  67  7 17  4  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-32 37.5%   2nd Half:  8-25 32.0%   Game: 35.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-12 33.3%   2nd Half:  1-4  25.0%   Game: 31.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-11 45.5%   2nd Half: 17-22 77.3%   Game: 66.7%    3

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Officials: Andy Cowart, William Pond, Kris Varjas
Technical fouls: Augusta State-None. Armstrong Atlantic-None.
Attendance: 314
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Augusta State.................   38   41  -   79
Armstrong Atlantic............   33   34  -   67

Points in the paint-ASU 32,AASU 28. Points off turnovers-ASU 20,AASU 8.
2nd chance points-ASU 16,AASU 17. Fast break points-ASU 10,AASU 2.
Bench points-ASU 38,AASU 13. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-5 times.
Last FG-ASU 2nd-02:37, AASU 2nd-02:40.
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