Jaguars, Lady Jags fall short in pair of upset bids

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- John Thomas' thunderous dunk with three seconds remaining lifted seventh-ranked Columbus State to a thrilling 67-65 victory over Augusta State and staved off an upset bid by the Jaguars Wednesday night in George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse. The CSU Lady Cougars, who entered the contest ranked 25th nationally, won the opener of the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader, downing the ASU Lady Jaguars 72-63.

With the victories, the 17th straight for CSU, the Cougars improve to 18-1 overall and remain a perfect 10-0 in PBC play. The Lady Cougars move to 17-1 overall and 9-1 in league play. ASU falls to 11-7 and 7-3, respectively, while the Lady Jaguars drop to 12-5 and 7-3.

Both of the contests matched the first-place teams from the two divisions of the PBC. Thomas led the way for South Division-leading CSU with a game-high 23 points, while Cedric Howell and Jed Bedford added 13 and 12 points each. Deshawn Bowman just missed a double-double, tallying nine points and 10 assists. David Siebrands paced ASU with 16 points, while Marty Dunham had 11 points off the bench and Chris Harriman chipped in 10 points, four assists and three steals.

In the women's contest, Columbus State came back from a seven-point halftime deficit to outscore ASU 49-33 in the second half. Candace Turner and Courtney Favors combined for 44 points to pace the Lady Cougars. Turner connected on 14-of-15 free throws en route to her 22-point effort, while Favors sank 7-of-12 three-pointers. CSU forced 28 Augusta State turnovers and collected 22 steals, including nine by Turner. Denise Stubbs chipped in 10 points.

Senior forward Sabrina Jones led the way for ASU with 18 points, while Ernesia Wideman added 14. Julie Robbins and Melanie Massey each posted 11 points in the losing cause.

The Jags return to action on Saturday, Feb. 1 when they host Clayton State in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader. Game time is 5:30 p.m. for the women's game, with the men's game to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Columbus State hosts North Florida Saturday, Feb. 1 in a PBC doubleheader at 4 p.m.


Men's Basketball Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score
Columbus State vs Augusta State
01/29/03 7:30 p.m. at Augusta, Ga. (Christenberry Fieldhouse)

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VISITORS: Columbus State 18-1,10-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
01 Thomas, John........ f 10-13   1-3    2-5    1  7  8   3  23  0  3  0  2  32
03 Antonelli, Jon...... f  2-3    2-3    0-0    1  3  4   2   6  0  2  0  1  25
23 Howell, Cedric...... c  5-9    0-1    3-6    2  1  3   4  13  1  1  0  1  32
02 Bowman, Deshawn..... g  3-9    0-3    3-3    0  2  2   1   9 10  2  0  2  37
22 Bedford, Jed........ g  4-13   3-11   1-2    0  1  1   0  12  2  1  0  0  38
10 Williams, Pershin...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
12 Conklin, Chris......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  0  1  0  0   2
13 Coger, Quint........    0-0    0-0    0-1    3  4  7   4   0  1  1  0  0  13
15 Evans, Carmel.......    2-3    0-0    0-0    3  1  4   1   4  0  2  1  0  14
34 Tinkler, Jack.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   2
45 Zachery, Kamar......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   26-50   6-21   9-17  11 22 33  16  67 14 14  1  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-26 57.7%   2nd Half: 11-24 45.8%   Game: 52.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-11 54.5%   2nd Half:  0-10  0.0%   Game: 28.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-3  33.3%   2nd Half:  8-14 57.1%   Game: 52.9%   4,1

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HOME TEAM: Augusta State 11-7,7-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
31 Curran, Patrick..... f  2-4    1-2    2-2    1  0  1   2   7  3  1  0  0  18
42 Siebrands, David.... f  7-10   0-0    2-2    1  4  5   1  16  0  1  1  1  21
02 Wilkerson, Jermale.. g  3-12   2-9    0-0    0  4  4   1   8  5  0  0  1  28
20 Butler, Ben......... g  2-7    1-4    0-1    1  1  2   2   5  0  0  0  1  24
24 Harriman, Chris..... g  2-6    2-6    4-4    2  4  6   1  10  4  1  0  3  35
04 Mills, Jason........    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   5
05 Brebner, Dean.......    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  0  1  0  0   8
22 Broddie, Darrick....    1-5    0-1    2-2    3  1  4   4   4  0  2  0  1  22
33 Johnson, Marcus.....    2-4    0-1    0-0    2  0  2   1   4  1  2  0  1  17
35 Dunham, Marty.......    4-6    0-0    3-4    3  2  5   1  11  0  1  1  0  22
   Totals..............   23-57   6-26  13-15  13 17 30  14  65 13  9  2  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-33 36.4%   2nd Half: 11-24 45.8%   Game: 40.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-15 20.0%   2nd Half:  3-11 27.3%   Game: 23.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half: 11-13 84.6%   Game: 86.7%    0

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Officials: Patrick Hamilton, Kevin Scott, Mike Nance
Technical fouls: Columbus State-None. Augusta State-Broddie, Darrick.
Attendance: 893
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Columbus State................   37   30  -   67
Augusta State.................   29   36  -   65

Women's Basketball Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score
Columbus State vs Augusta State
01/29/03 5:30 p.m. at Augusta, Ga. (Christenberry Fieldhouse)

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VISITORS: Columbus State 17-1,9-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
24 Gibbs, Erin......... f  0-3    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  2  3  0  0  15
32 Little, Isha........ f  0-2    0-0    1-2    1  4  5   0   1  0  2  0  1  20
15 Stubbs, Denise...... g  5-10   0-1    0-2    3  0  3   1  10  4  2  0  3  26
21 Heston, Lucia....... g  0-6    0-3    0-0    0  1  1   2   0  1  2  0  3  20
42 Turner, Candace..... g  4-11   0-1   14-15   2  2  4   3  22  5  3  0  9  33
03 Baylis, Sheila......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  1   5
04 Parkman, Angie......    0-1    0-1    4-6    0  0  0   0   4  0  0  0  0  17
05 Favors, Courtney....    7-17   7-12   1-2    3  4  7   2  22  1  1  1  1  27
12 Moore, Trelanne.....    2-5    0-0    0-0    5  0  5   0   4  0  1  0  3  19
34 Cooper, Zipporah....    4-8    0-0    1-3    5  3  8   3   9  0  3  0  1  18
   TEAM................                         4  2  6
   Totals..............   22-64   7-18  21-30  23 16 39  12  72 13 17  1 22 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-29 27.6%   2nd Half: 14-35 40.0%   Game: 34.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-7  14.3%   2nd Half:  6-11 54.5%   Game: 38.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-10 60.0%   2nd Half: 15-20 75.0%   Game: 70.0%    5

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HOME TEAM: Augusta State 12-5,7-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
05 Johnson, Shundra.... f  1-5    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   4   2  1  1  2  1  14
32 Jones, Sabrina...... f  7-11   0-0    4-5    1  5  6   1  18  0  3  0  2  33
03 Wideman, Ernesia.... g  6-11   0-0    2-2    2  2  4   5  14  1  5  0  1  31
21 Bridges, Tameika.... g  0-0    0-0    0-0    2  2  4   4   0  6  6  0  1  23
30 Robbins, Julie...... g  5-8    1-2    0-1    1  2  3   2  11  1  6  0  0  32
10 Flynn, Erin.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  2  2  0  0   9
11 Sijercic, Arijana...    2-4    1-3    0-0    1  3  4   1   5  3  1  1  0  18
33 McCurry, Andrea.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   8
40 Massey, Melanie.....    2-6    2-3    5-6    1  1  2   2  11  1  1  0  1  22
44 Pedarre', Christina.    1-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   2  0  0  0  0  10
   TEAM................                            5  5             2
   Totals..............   24-47   4-8   11-14   9 23 32  21  63 15 28  3  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-23 56.5%   2nd Half: 11-24 45.8%   Game: 51.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-5  40.0%   2nd Half:  2-3  66.7%   Game: 50.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half:  9-12 75.0%   Game: 78.6%    1

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Officials: Jewel Newman, Jim Hilliard, Barry Brown
Technical fouls: Columbus State-None. Augusta State-None.
Attendance: 469
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Columbus State................   23   49  -   72
Augusta State.................   30   33  -   63
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