AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University women's basketball team won a 76-66 Peach Belt Conference game over the Armstrong State Pirates on Saturday afternoon in Christenberry Fieldhouse.
Augusta (13-10, 8-9 PBC) completed the regular-season sweep of the Pirates (8-17, 4-12 PBC) with the non-conference win.
Jags junior Abrea Harris led the team with 21 points. Ranked fifth in the league for made field goals, AU senior Breonna O'Conner had double figures in the first half and ended the game with 20 points. O'Conner is also third in steals in the PBC and added three in the win.
The Jags recorded a 47.8 field-goal percentage (32-of-67) to Armstrong's 37.2 percent (25-of-67) Augusta was 8-of-11 at the free-throw line (72.7 percent) and 4-of-12 from beyond the arc (33.3 percent).
Armstrong was led by Jessica Doyle's 20 points and Machala Raymonville's 15 points.
AU shot over 70 percent from the floor in the first period to build a 24-14 lead. Junior JJ Williams hit a trey at the top of the key with 7:59 on the clock in the first half as Augusta took a 31-14 advantage and Armstrong called a timeout.
The Pirates put up 19 points to AU's 18 in the second period, but the Jaguars took the half on top 42-33. Augusta hit 20 field goals to Armstrong's 13 in the first half and outscored them in the paint 20-10.
A layup from Armstrong beat the buzzer at the end of the third period for an eight-point contest. The Jags led by 17 in the first half, but the Pirates' offense prowess kept them in the PBC East Division battle.
With just less than five minutes to play, AU owned a 66-57 lead and held on for a 76-66 win.
Augusta plays across town at Paine College on Monday, Feb. 13 for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff in The HEAL Complex in Augusta, Ga. The men are set to play at 7:30 p.m.
Fans of Jaguar Athletics can subscribe to the email listserve by clicking here. Fans can follow Augusta University at www.AugustaJags.com and receive short updates on Facebook at Augusta University Athletics and on Twitter at @AugustaJags
-- 30 --