Augusta knocks off UNCP men in hoops action, 69-62

Pembroke, N.C. - Behind 14 points from former Brave David Siebrands, the Augusta State University Jaguars defeated home-standing UNC Pembroke by a 69-62 score Wednesday night in the Jones Athletic Complex.  Augusta improves to 14-8 overall, 9-4 in conference play.  The Braves remain winless on the season and now stand at 0-22, 0-13 in the PBC.

The stifling defense of ASU forced eleven turnovers in the first ten minutes of play, allowing the Jags to forge an early 27-7 lead.  UNCP was able to get off only one shot in the first eight minutes of the period but capitalized at the free throw line. 

The Braves managed to put together a run of their own to end the half behind the hot shooting of junior Rico Odom.  Odom finished the half 5-5 from the floor and 2-2 at the line for 12 points to lead all scorers at intermission.  ASU would take a 39-27 lead into the break.

The second half would prove to be more exciting as the Braves continuously made runs to cut into the Jaguar lead, pulling to within nine on several occasions.  ASU, who had been cold from the charity stripe for the game, managed to seal the victory by knocking down free throws down the home stretch.  The final margin of victory would be the closest the Braves would ever get at seven points.

Three Braves collected double figures on the evening with Matt Hubbard, Desi Crisp and Odom all finishing with 14 points.  Greg Joyner led UNCP on the boards with six.

Siebrands' 14 paced ASU, and Chris Harriman chipped in 13 points on the night.  Patrick Curran pulled down five boards to lead the Jags.

UNCP shot an impressive 56 percent from the floor, compared to ASU's 43 percent.  The Jaguars, however, had 15 more shots attempts than the Braves.  UNCP also out-rebounded ASU 29-27.

ASU returns home Saturday to face Lander.  Homecoming game time is set for 7:30 p.m.


Official Basketball Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score
Augusta State vs UNC Pembroke
02/12/03 7:30 p.m. at Pembroke, N.C.; Jones Athletic Complex

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VISITORS: Augusta State 14-8, 9-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
33 Johnson, Marcus..... f  2-4    0-1    2-2    0  2  2   3   6  2  1  0  2  17
34 Pangle, Shane....... f  0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   1
42 Siebrands, David.... f  6-10   0-1    2-5    1  1  2   1  14  2  0  0  2  19
02 Wilkerson, Jermale.. g  2-5    2-5    1-2    0  0  0   1   7  2  0  0  2  29
24 Harriman, Chris..... g  4-7    3-5    2-2    1  1  2   4  13  2  6  0  3  32
04 Mills, Jason........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  1  0  0   4
05 Brebner, Dean.......    2-6    2-4    0-0    2  0  2   0   6  0  1  0  0  14
20 Butler, Ben.........    2-6    2-4    1-2    1  0  1   1   7  0  0  0  0  20
21 Grant, Norris.......    0-0    0-0    2-4    0  1  1   0   2  0  0  0  0   2
22 Broddie, Darrick....    3-6    0-0    0-0    2  1  3   2   6  3  0  0  0  24
23 Jones, Lee..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
31 Curran, Patrick.....    1-5    0-2    4-5    2  3  5   5   6  1  1  0  0  21
35 Dunham, Marty.......    0-1    0-0    2-7    1  1  2   2   2  0  0  0  0  16
   TEAM................                         4  3  7
   Totals..............   22-51   9-22  16-29  14 13 27  21  69 12 10  0  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-30 50.0%   2nd Half:  7-21 33.3%   Game: 43.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-13 38.5%   2nd Half:  4-9  44.4%   Game: 40.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-10 40.0%   2nd Half: 12-19 63.2%   Game: 55.2%    6

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HOME TEAM: UNC Pembroke 0-22, 0-14
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
30 Crisp, Desi......... f  6-10   2-3    0-0    2  1  3   4  14  0  1  0  0  30
42 Wallace, Travis..... f  1-1    0-0    0-0    1  3  4   5   2  1  0  1  2  31
10 Hubbard, Matthew.... g  4-11   2-6    4-9    0  3  3   1  14  5  7  0  1  40
14 Salazar, Mark....... g  1-2    0-0    2-4    0  1  1   3   4  2  2  0  1  12
20 Odom, Rico.......... g  5-5    0-0    4-4    1  4  5   5  14  0  6  0  0  27
23 Crank, Anthony......    2-2    2-2    0-0    0  1  1   0   6  1  3  0  1  20
32 Joyner, Greg........    1-5    0-2    5-5    2  4  6   3   7  2  0  0  1  29
44 Caspers, Lionel.....    0-0    0-0    1-2    1  1  2   1   1  0  2  0  0  11
   TEAM................                            4  4
   Totals..............   20-36   6-13  16-24   7 22 29  22  62 11 21  1  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-18 50.0%   2nd Half: 11-18 61.1%   Game: 55.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-6  33.3%   2nd Half:  4-7  57.1%   Game: 46.2%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  7-9  77.8%   2nd Half:  9-15 60.0%   Game: 66.7%    4

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Officials:
Technical fouls: Augusta State-None. UNC Pembroke-None.
Attendance: 300
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Augusta State.................   39   30  -   69
UNC Pembroke..................   27   35  -   62
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