Augusta State Earns Split In City Classic

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State's Jermale Wilkerson scored 18 points to lead the Jaguars to a 74-58 victory over Paine College Saturday night in "The City Classic" at Christenberry Fieldhouse. The victory -- ASU's fourth straight -- earned the Jaguars a split in the annual "City Classic." Paine knocked off the Lady Jaguars 39-38 despite a game-high 22 points from ASU senior forward Sabrina Jones.

Augusta State (6-4) jumped out to an early 10-4 lead and never trailed en route to picking up its second straight win over the Lions (3-7). The Jags used a 9-0 run in the first half to go up 19-10 before Paine responded with its own spurt, pulling to within one at 24-23 on a three-pointer by Yari Scott at the 5:04 mark. ASU answered with nine straight points in just 1:20, grabbing a 33-23 advantage on a pair of Wilkerson free throws with 3:44 remaining.

Early in the second half, Paine closed to within six on a layup and free throw by Cervantes Boddy with 13:52 left, but that's as close as the Lions would get. ASU, which shot 55 percent from the the field after the half, strung together a pair of 7-0 runs to take a commanding 17-point lead with 8:29 remaining. Paine never got closer than 11 the rest of the way.

Paine's Scott led all scorers with 24 points, including four three-pointers. ASU's frontcourt tandem of David Siebrands (15) and Patrick Curran (14) combined for 29 points, with Siebrands pulling down a game-high nine rebounds.

In the women's game, ASU's Ernesia Wideman couldn't connect on a short jumper in the closing seconds as Paine (7-3) escaped with a hard-fought 39-38 win over the Lady Jaguars, who fell to 6-3 with the loss.

Jones was the only Lady Jaguar to reach double figures in scoring, while Tiffany Isaac led Paine's effort with nine points. The Lady Lions' Germaletta Dyson pulled down 16 rebounds. ASU's Shundra Johnson posted 10 boards in the losing cause.

ASU fell behind early as Paine (7-3) scored nine of the game's first 11 points. For the game, ASU shot just 32.1 percent from the field, compared to only 31 percent for Paine. In fact, the Lady Jags trailed for the entire game before a Jones' layup gave the hosts a brief lead at 34-33 with 3:45 remaining.

Paine immediately answered with a Tiffany Isaac basket to go up one before another Jones' layup gave ASU a 36-35 advantage with 2:49 left. After the teams traded possessions, Paine's Melissa Andrews hit a jumper to put the Lady Lions back ahead at 37-36. ASU grabbed the lead again at 39-38 with just :56 left on Melanie Massey's basket, only to have Paine's Charvika Wyche hit the eventual game-winning basket with :39 remaining. Both teams traded misses before Wideman's errant shot as the clock expired.

ASU returns to action and resumes Peach Belt Conference play Wednesday when the Jaguars host USC Spartanburg in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The women's game is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff, with the men's contest slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.


Men's Basketball Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score
Paine vs Augusta State
01/04/03 8:00 p.m. at Augusta, Ga. (Christenberry Fieldhouse)

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VISITORS: Paine 3-7
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
30 Griffin, Gustavus... f  1-5    0-1    6-7    3  3  6   4   8  1  5  0  0  19
44 Adkinson, Willie.... f  2-6    0-0    0-0    3  2  5   3   4  0  0  0  1  37
50 Spann, Evander...... c  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   6
10 Lewis, Nate......... g  1-10   0-0    1-2    1  3  4   3   3  5  5  0  1  35
14 Daniels, Kevin...... g  0-1    0-0    2-2    1  0  1   3   2  0  0  0  0  10
11 Bland, Thomas.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
12 Durham, Justin......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  1  0  0  0   2
20 Campbell, Maurice...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
22 Boddy, Cervantes....    1-5    0-1    7-10   1  0  1   4   9  0  3  0  2  21
23 Scott, Yari.........    9-21   4-8    2-3    0  4  4   1  24  0  6  0  2  32
25 Ruth, Antonio.......    1-2    0-0    2-2    0  0  0   0   4  0  1  0  0   6
40 Quinn, Danta........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   2   0  0  0  1  0  10
52 Winstead, Kelly.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  0  0  1   2
54 Brittian, Amos......    2-3    0-0    0-0    3  3  6   4   4  0  2  0  0  17
   TEAM................                         2  1  3
   Totals..............   17-53   4-10  20-26  14 19 33  26  58  7 22  1  7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-26 30.8%   2nd Half:  9-27 33.3%   Game: 32.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-3  33.3%   2nd Half:  3-7  42.9%   Game: 40.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 10-11 90.9%   2nd Half: 10-15 66.7%   Game: 76.9%    2

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HOME TEAM: Augusta State 6-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
31 Curran, Patrick..... f  6-7    2-3    0-1    0  4  4   3  14  1  0  0  0  15
42 Siebrands, David.... f  4-10   0-0    7-8    3  6  9   1  15  2  5  0  3  32
02 Wilkerson, Jermale.. g  5-7    2-2    6-6    0  2  2   2  18  3  1  0  1  30
22 Broddie, Darrick.... g  0-0    0-0    3-4    1  0  1   5   3  1  2  0  2  18
24 Harriman, Chris..... g  1-6    0-4    2-2    0  2  2   3   4  3  2  0  3  25
04 Mills, Jason........    3-5    1-2    1-1    0  0  0   0   8  0  1  0  2   9
05 Brebner, Dean.......    0-2    0-2    0-1    0  1  1   2   0  0  2  1  0  11
20 Butler, Ben.........    1-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   2  0  2  0  1  13
21 Grant, Norris.......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
23 Jones, Lee..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   2
33 Johnson, Marcus.....    1-5    0-1    2-4    2  4  6   2   4  0  2  0  0  17
34 Pangle, Shane.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
35 Dunham, Marty.......    1-3    0-1    2-2    3  4  7   5   4  0  4  0  1  22
   TEAM................                            2  2
   Totals..............   22-47   5-15  23-29  10 26 36  24  72 10 22  1 13 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-27 40.7%   2nd Half: 11-20 55.0%   Game: 46.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-12 33.3%   2nd Half:  1-3  33.3%   Game: 33.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 11-12 91.7%   2nd Half: 12-17 70.6%   Game: 79.3%    2

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Officials: Ty Huffer, Mark Couch, Chris Collier
Technical fouls: Paine-None. Augusta State-None.
Attendance: 1849
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Paine.........................   27   31  -   58
Augusta State.................   39   35  -   74

Women's Basketball Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score
Paine vs Augusta State
01/04/03 6:00 p.m. at Augusta, Ga. (Christenberry Fieldhouse)

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VISITORS: Paine 7-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
21 Lucette, Kisha...... f  3-7    0-0    1-2    5  2  7   0   7  0  5  1  2  32
42 Andrews, Melissa.... f  3-13   0-1    0-1    1  4  5   0   6  3  0  1  1  26
52 Dyson, Germaletta... c  3-6    0-0    0-0    6 10 16   0   6  0  5  1  1  35
05 Isaac, Tiffany...... g  4-13   1-2    0-0    1  2  3   2   9  2  3  0  1  36
20 Wyche, Charvika..... g  3-9    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   1   6  1  0  0  2  24
22 Drumgold, Michelle..    1-6    1-5    0-0    1  0  1   1   3  1  1  0  0  15
30 Stanton, Akia.......    0-2    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   3   0  0  0  0  0  13
32 Parker, Jessica.....    1-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   2  0  1  0  0   5
40 Blackmon, LeYenketa.    0-1    0-0    0-2    0  1  1   3   0  2  1  0  0  14
   TEAM................                         2  2  4
   Totals..............   18-58   2-8    1-5   18 23 41  10  39  9 16  3  7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-34 26.5%   2nd Half:  9-24 37.5%   Game: 31.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-7  28.6%   2nd Half:  0-1   0.0%   Game: 25.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-2   0.0%   2nd Half:  1-3  33.3%   Game: 20.0%    2

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HOME TEAM: Augusta State 6-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
05 Johnson, Shundra.... f  1-9    0-4    0-0    2  8 10   2   2  3  6  3  0  29
32 Jones, Sabrina...... f 10-10   0-0    2-3    0  4  4   1  22  0  4  1  0  31
03 Wideman, Ernesia.... g  1-14   1-4    0-0    1  1  2   0   3  1  2  0  2  32
21 Bridges, Tameika.... g  0-1    0-0    0-0    2  3  5   1   0  3  2  0  3  19
30 Robbins, Julie...... g  2-7    1-1    0-0    1  1  2   0   5  0  0  0  2  34
11 Sijercic, Arijana...    0-3    0-1    0-0    2  2  4   2   0  1  2  0  0  10
25 Kreisman, Sarah.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
33 McCurry, Andrea.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   0   0  2  1  0  0  10
40 Massey, Melanie.....    3-7    0-2    0-0    2  2  4   0   6  1  4  0  1  22
44 Pedarre', Christina.    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  11
   TEAM................                         2  2  4             3
   Totals..............   17-53   2-12   2-3   13 24 37   6  38 11 24  4  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-22 36.4%   2nd Half:  9-31 29.0%   Game: 32.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-5   0.0%   2nd Half:  2-7  28.6%   Game: 16.7%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-3  66.7%   2nd Half:  0-0   0.0%   Game: 66.7%    1

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Officials: Walter Sanders, Debbie Williamson, Traci Turner
Technical fouls: Paine-None. Augusta State-None.
Attendance: 579
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Paine.........................   20   19  -   39
Augusta State.................   18   20  -   38
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