Augusta, GA -- Augusta State University’s men’s basketball team enjoyed a record-breaking performance Monday night in a 108-87 win over Life University at the ASU Athletic Complex. With the win the Jaguars improve to 12-6 on the season, while the Running Eagles fall to 14-9 overall.
Three Jaguar players recorded career highs in the 21-point win, including 33 points from junior Gary Boodnikoff, 30 points from Jayme Johnson and 14 points from Chris Harriman. Other double figure scorers for ASU were T.J. Ott with 15 points and Marcus Gradney with 14 points.
The Jaguars were playing without the services of 6-11 senior center Festus Hawkins. Hawkins was sitting out with tendonitis in his knees and also a touch of the flu.
Augusta State set several free throw shooting records during the game, including making 36 of 38 free throws for a Peach Belt record 95 percent shooting percentage. Individually, Jayme Johnson set a new PBC record by making 16 of 16 free throws from the line. The old PBC record with a minimum of 15 free throws made was established by former Jaguar Kavossy Franklin when he connected on 21 of 22 (.955) in a win over North Florida during the 1998 season.
The Running Eagles were led by Haashim Simmons with 25 points and Travis Ingram with 21 points. Keith Stovall added 13 points and Lamont Barnes had 11 in the losing effort.
A total of seven technical fouls were called during the game, including five on Life University players and two on ASU head coach Gary Tuell.
The Jaguars will be in action again Wednesday night as they host PBC North Division leader USC Aiken. The Pacers enter the contest with a 7-1 PBC record, while the Jaguars are 6-2 in conference play.