AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University women's basketball team hosted the USC Aiken Pacers for a Peach Belt Conference rivalry showdown in Christenberry Fieldhouse on Wednesday night and fell 69-49.
Augusta (4-14, 3-9 PBC)
USC Aiken (10-9, 6-7 PBC)
Augusta senior Brianna Middleton scored 11 with four rebounds, while freshman Kiera Howard turned in 14 points, three rebounds, a steal, an assist, and a block. Freshman Asia Harrison and junior Cameryn Wilson each scored five for Augusta in the loss.
Dubbed the PBC Game of the Week, Augusta and USC Aiken battled it out in front of a healthy crowd in Christenberry. It was all the Pacers in the first half as they outscored Augusta 41-19 and shot 59.4 percent from field-goal territory. USCA was still shooting above 50 percent from the floor heading into the fourth period and they went on to win 69-49.
The Pacers outrebounded Augusta 43-19 and had 24 second-chance points to AU's six. Augusta outscored USCA 17-13 in the fourth period, but it was not enough to overcome the early struggles.
The Jaguars welcome Lander University on Saturday, Feb. 2 for a Peach Belt Conference contest in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Jags host 2019 Military Appreciation Day during the event, with soldiers from Fort Gordon joining the teams for the armed forces celebration. Various military groups will be in attendance and new recruits will be inducted during the men's halftime. The women tipoff at 12:00 p.m. and the men follow at 2:00 p.m.
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