Jaguars Settle For Split With Clayton State

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Clayton State's Jerry Edwards hit a free throw with three seconds left and Augusta State could not get off a shot attempt at the buzzer as the Lakers escaped Saturday night with a 61-58 Peach Belt Conference victory over ASU in George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Lady Jags edged Clayton State 43-41 in the opener of the doubleheader, nailing 7-of-8 free throws in the last 2:27 to secure the victory.

The Lady Jags move to 13-5 overall and 8-3 in PBC play with the win, while CSU's women fall to 12-5 and 7-4. The Lakers' victory pushes them to 12-6 and 7-4, while the Jaguars drop to 11-8 overall and 7-4 in league play.

Senior forward Sabrina Jones paced the Lady Jags with 16 points and Shundra Johnson tallied 10. Tameika Bridges and Arijana Sijercic each grabbed nine rebounds for ASU. Clayton State's Catreia Shaw led all scorers with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Apryl Brown added 10 points. April Taylor posted a game-high 11 boards for CSU.

 In the men's contest, Clayton's Mike Phenizee had a game-high 14 points and Jamal Johnson booked 10 points and 10 rebounds. ASU's Marty Dunham scored 13 points, while David Siebrands and Patrick Curran added 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Both contests came down to the wire. In the women's matchup, ASU's Ernesia Wideman hit six free throws down the stretch, her last pair giving the Lady Jags a 42-40 lead with 17 seconds left. Clayton's Shaw missed a chance to tie the game with eight seconds remaining when she missed the second of two free-throw attempts. ASU's Bridges grabbed the rebound, was fouled, and connected on one-of-two at the charity stripe with 0:07 remaining.

In the men's battle, the Jags nearly overcame a five-point deficit in the final 1:42. A three-point play by ASU's Ben Butler got the hosts to within two at 60-58 with 1:13 left. Over the next 70 seconds, the teams traded misses before Edwards was sent to the foul line with three seconds remaining. After missing the first free throw, he nailed the second attempt and the teams swapped timeouts setting up strategy. Chris Harriman received the ASU inbounds pass and dribbled down the right sideline. His cross-court pass went through Jermale Wilkerson's hands as time expired, sending the Jags to their second straight loss.

The Jags hit the road Wednesday, Feb. 5 for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader in Savannah with Armstrong Atlantic State. Game time is 5:30 p.m. for the women's game, with the men's game to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Clayton State remains on the road, traveling to Columbus State Wednesday to take on the Cougars.


Women's Basketball Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score
Clayton State vs Augusta State
02/01/03 5:30 p.m. at Augusta, Ga. (Christenberry Fieldhouse)

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VISITORS: Clayton State 12-5, 7-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
24 Brown, Apryl........ f  5-12   0-1    0-0    3  2  5   2  10  1  3  0  2  31
25 Taylor, April....... f  1-7    0-0    1-3    3  8 11   3   3  0  3  0  0  32
53 Shaw, Catreia....... c  6-16   0-0    6-10   5  5 10   2  18  1  3  2  1  31
23 Rutledge, Allyson... g  2-8    0-0    0-0    1  5  6   2   4  1  1  0  3  31
31 Puckett, Nicia...... g  0-1    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2   0  2  4  3  0  22
11 Howell, Ashley......    1-7    0-1    2-2    0  2  2   3   4  0  1  0  0  18
14 Conseil, Cynthia....    0-1    0-0    0-1    0  2  2   2   0  1  0  0  0  11
15 Bass, Rhonda........    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   2  0  2  0  0   9
34 Anderson, Carlie....    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   8
44 Kauffman, Kate......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  1  0  0   7
   TEAM................                         3     3
   Totals..............   16-56   0-4    9-16  16 25 41  19  41  6 18  5  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-31 25.8%   2nd Half:  8-25 32.0%   Game: 28.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-3   0.0%   2nd Half:  0-1   0.0%   Game:  0.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-3  66.7%   2nd Half:  7-13 53.8%   Game: 56.3%   1,2

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HOME TEAM: Augusta State 13-5, 8-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
32 Jones, Sabrina...... f  6-7    0-0    4-5    3  2  5   2  16  0  8  0  2  21
44 Pedarre', Christina. c  0-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   3   0  0  1  3  0  15
03 Wideman, Ernesia.... g  1-9    0-1    6-6    1  1  2   3   8  1  0  0  2  28
21 Bridges, Tameika.... g  0-2    0-0    1-2    0  9  9   1   1  3  5  0  3  31
40 Massey, Melanie..... g  0-4    0-3    1-1    0  3  3   1   1  0  0  1  0  22
05 Johnson, Shundra....    4-10   0-1    2-2    2  4  6   2  10  0  1  2  0  18
10 Flynn, Erin.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
11 Sijercic, Arijana...    2-9    0-3    0-0    5  4  9   3   4  3  5  0  0  22
25 Kreisman, Sarah.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
30 Robbins, Julie......    0-2    0-1    0-2    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  1  17
33 McCurry, Andrea.....    1-5    1-3    0-0    0  2  2   1   3  2  0  0  0  18
   TEAM................                            3  3
   Totals..............   14-50   1-12  14-18  11 30 41  17  43  9 20  6  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-27 33.3%   2nd Half:  5-23 21.7%   Game: 28.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half:  0-6   0.0%   Game:  8.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-5  40.0%   2nd Half: 12-13 92.3%   Game: 77.8%    2

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Officials: Melissa Lewis, Mike Pittman, Woody Meadows
Technical fouls: Clayton State-None. Augusta State-None.
Attendance: 217
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Clayton State.................   18   23  -   41
Augusta State.................   21   22  -   43

Men's Basketball Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score
Clayton State vs Augusta State
02/01/03 7:30 p.m. at Augusta, Ga. (Christenberry Fieldhouse)

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VISITORS: Clayton State 12-6, 7-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
24 Byrd, Jason......... f  2-9    0-3    2-2    2  4  6   3   6  6  2  0  3  30
33 Johnson, Jamal...... f  4-12   1-2    1-1    2  8 10   1  10  0  2  1  0  25
55 Phenizee, Mike...... c  6-8    0-0    2-2    2  1  3   2  14  0  2  3  0  23
12 Young, Kevin........ g  0-4    0-3    0-0    1  0  1   2   0  5  1  0  0  28
21 Edwards, Jerry...... g  1-3    0-2    1-2    0  1  1   4   3  0  1  0  0  17
04 Rodgers, Lamar......    2-7    2-5    0-0    0  2  2   0   6  3  2  0  2  24
05 Reed, Jonathan......    2-4    1-3    2-2    0  0  0   2   7  2  3  0  0  20
13 Skoutaris, Harris...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  1  0  0  0   4
30 Parker, Leon........    3-3    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   0   6  0  2  1  1  22
32 Butts, Craig........    4-7    0-0    1-2    2  5  7   1   9  0  0  1  2   7
   TEAM................                         2  2  4             1
   Totals..............   24-57   4-18   9-11  12 25 37  16  61 17 16  6  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-25 40.0%   2nd Half: 14-32 43.8%   Game: 42.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-9  33.3%   2nd Half:  1-9  11.1%   Game: 22.2%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-6  83.3%   2nd Half:  4-5  80.0%   Game: 81.8%    2

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HOME TEAM: Augusta State 11-8, 7-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
31 Curran, Patrick..... f  2-4    2-3    4-6    0  2  2   2  10  1  1  0  1  25
35 Dunham, Marty....... f  5-10   0-0    3-4    2  3  5   1  13  0  1  1  5  30
42 Siebrands, David.... f  4-12   0-2    4-4    2  3  5   2  12  2  1  0  0  26
02 Wilkerson, Jermale.. g  4-10   1-5    0-0    0  2  2   0   9  3  3  0  0  32
24 Harriman, Chris..... g  0-5    0-4    0-0    0  3  3   4   0  5  3  0  1  27
04 Mills, Jason........    0-1    0-1    0-0    1  0  1   1   0  0  0  0  0   2
05 Brebner, Dean.......    1-1    1-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   3  0  0  0  1  12
20 Butler, Ben.........    1-3    0-1    1-1    0  0  0   1   3  0  0  1  1  16
22 Broddie, Darrick....    2-4    0-1    2-6    4  3  7   1   6  0  2  3  0  17
33 Johnson, Marcus.....    1-5    0-2    0-0    1  3  4   2   2  0  1  0  0  13
   TEAM................                         4  1  5             1
   Totals..............   20-55   4-20  14-21  14 20 34  15  58 11 13  5  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-26 46.2%   2nd Half:  8-29 27.6%   Game: 36.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-9  33.3%   2nd Half:  1-11  9.1%   Game: 20.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-8  50.0%   2nd Half: 10-13 76.9%   Game: 66.7%   3,1

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Officials: James Williams, Tim McLean, Mark Hartz
Technical fouls: Clayton State-None. Augusta State-None.
Attendance: 624
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Clayton State.................   28   33  -   61
Augusta State.................   31   27  -   58
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