Augusta State Sweeps USC Aiken

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State doubled up USC Aiken 42-21 in the second half to give the Jaguars a 69-48 victory over the Pacers Saturday night at Christenberry Fieldhouse in the Peach Belt Conference opener for both teams. The victory was the first of the season for ASU (1-2, 1-0), while USCA drops to 0-4, 0-1
 
David Siebrands led four Jaguars in double figures with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Jermale Wilkerson tallied 12 points and five steals, while Patrick Curran and Dean Brebner added 14 and 11 points off the bench, respectively. Siebrands and Wilkerson each posted a team-high seven rebounds.
 
The Pacers immediately jumped on top in the first half and led by as much as 10 midway through the opening half. A layup by Brebner gave ASU its first lead at 22-21 with 4:42 left as neither team managed more than a two-point lead heading into halftime.
 
A layup by Aiken's Jamall Gray at the 13:36 mark of the second half tied the game at 37-all, but it was all ASU after that. Brebner nailed a three-pointer to give the Jags a 40-37 lead with 13:28 remaining, and ASU outscored the Pacers 29-11 the rest of the way.
 
 In a wild women's game, ASU junior point guard Ernesia Wideman took a pass from Melanie Massey and nailed a 19-foot jumper as time expired to give the Lady Jags a 50-48 upset win over the 17th-ranked Lady Pacers. The victory snapped a six-game losing streak vs. Aiken and was ASU's first win over USCA since Feb. 3, 1999.
 
Senior Arijana Sijercic and junior Shundra Johnson led the ASU effort with 10 points while senior guard Tameika Bridges paced the Lady Jags in rebounding with seven boards. No Lady Pacer reached double figures in scoring.
 
The Lady Jags trailed for much of the contest before finding their range down the stretch. ASU actually got to within one early in the second half on a Sabrina Jones' layup at the 16:12 mark before the Lady Pacers pushed their advantage back to as much as eight.
 
But ASU outscored the visitors 14-4 over the final 8:23 to set up the dramatic finish. A three-pointer from Wideman, her first of the year, gave ASU its first lead of the second half at 48-46 with 1:40 left before Aiken's Allison Nold answered with a basket at the 1:18 mark to knot the game at 48-all. The Lady Jags then ran the clock down for the final shot, with Massey finding Wideman all alone at the top of key for the winning basket.
 
The Lady Jags return to action Monday when they host Claflin in a non-conference contest at 5:30 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse. Both squads open their Peach Belt Conference road schedule Wednesday, Dec. 4 at North Florida in Jacksonville. The women tip off at 5:30 p.m., with the men slated to start at 7:30 p.m.


Men's Basketball Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score
USC Aiken vs Augusta State
11/30/02 7:30 p.m. at Augusta, Ga.

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VISITORS: USC Aiken 0-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
23 Williams, Todd...... f  1-4    0-0    2-2    2  0  2   3   4  0  1  2  2  19
33 Statkus, Minda...... f  4-10   0-1    3-5    3  6  9   2  11  0  7  3  3  30
13 Latimer, Bryant..... g  4-10   1-4    2-2    1  2  3   2  11  0  6  0  2  38
21 Burton, Lee......... g  1-5    1-2    0-0    0  2  2   4   3  0  2  0  0  13
22 Dugans, Eric........ g  4-8    1-2    0-0    1  3  4   0   9  5  3  0  0  27
03 Williams, Leroy.....    0-2    0-1    0-0    1  0  1   1   0  0  0  0  0   9
04 Gray, Jamall........    3-7    0-0    2-2    4  0  4   2   8  0  1  1  1  12
05 Watson, Taurus......    0-1    0-0    0-0    2  4  6   2   0  0  1  0  1  18
10 Ivey, B.J...........    1-3    0-1    0-0    1  0  1   0   2  1  2  0  0  18
31 Harbin, Russell.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   9
43 Jonuska, Mira.......    0-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   7
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   18-53   3-11   9-11  16 20 36  16  48  6 24  6  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-27 40.7%   2nd Half:  7-26 26.9%   Game: 34.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-5  60.0%   2nd Half:  0-6   0.0%   Game: 27.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half:  7-9  77.8%   Game: 81.8%    1

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HOME TEAM: Augusta State 1-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
35 Dunham, Marty....... f  1-8    0-0    1-3    2  1  3   2   3  1  3  2  3  29
42 Siebrands, David.... f  7-10   2-3    2-2    3  4  7   3  18  1  4  1  0  22
02 Wilkerson, Jermale.. g  5-10   1-2    1-2    3  4  7   0  12  2  2  1  5  29
20 Butler, Ben......... g  0-4    0-2    0-0    1  2  3   3   0  0  1  1  0  18
24 Harriman, Chris..... g  1-4    1-3    0-0    1  1  2   2   3  3  1  0  4  30
04 Mills, Jason........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   2
05 Brebner, Dean.......    4-8    2-5    1-2    0  2  2   0  11  0  0  0  1  18
15 Newsome, James......    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   0   0  2  0  0  2   9
21 Grant, Norris.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
22 Broddie, Darrick....    3-4    0-0    0-0    3  1  4   2   6  5  1  0  2  18
23 Jones, Lee..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   2
31 Curran, Patrick.....    3-11   0-3    8-9    3  1  4   1  14  2  0  1  2  19
34 Pangle, Shane.......    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   2  0  0  0  0   2
   TEAM................                         2  1  3             2
   Totals..............   25-60   6-18  13-18  19 20 39  13  69 16 16  6 19 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-28 35.7%   2nd Half: 15-32 46.9%   Game: 41.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-8  25.0%   2nd Half:  4-10 40.0%   Game: 33.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-9  55.6%   2nd Half:  8-9  88.9%   Game: 72.2%    1

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Officials: Mike Hartz, Dwayne Gribble, Jeff Faircloth
Technical fouls: USC Aiken-None. Augusta State-None.
Attendance: 312
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
USC Aiken.....................   27   21  -   48
Augusta State.................   27   42  -   69
Peach Belt Conference opener for both teams

Women's Basketball Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score
USC Aiken vs Augusta State
11/30/02 5:30 p.m. at Augusta, Ga.

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VISITORS: USC Aiken 5-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
33 Kennedy, Jennifer... f  2-7    1-1    2-2    0  3  3   4   7  0  0  0  1  20
45 Nold, Allison....... f  2-5    1-3    2-2    3  0  3   1   7  0  1  0  2  29
13 Szabo, Julie........ g  2-6    0-3    0-0    1  3  4   0   4  4  2  0  2  33
20 Cornwell, Jami...... g  2-7    0-0    0-0    3  1  4   2   4  1  3  0  1  39
31 Kendrick, Sarah..... g  2-12   1-6    2-4    1  2  3   0   7  0  2  0  1  35
03 Palizza, Katie......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
05 Rokus, Katie........    1-1    1-1    0-1    0  0  0   1   3  1  0  0  0   9
10 Larsen, Erica.......    4-7    0-2    0-0    1  3  4   4   8  1  4  0  1  16
21 Liebelt, Sarah......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
24 Gebhardt, Katie.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   1
25 Allee, Mindy........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   2
50 Mitchell, Katie.....    4-6    0-1    0-1    2  2  4   1   8  0  2  0  0  16
   TEAM................                         2  2  4             1
   Totals..............   19-51   4-17   6-10  13 16 29  14  48  7 16  0  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-25 40.0%   2nd Half:  9-26 34.6%   Game: 37.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-12 33.3%   2nd Half:  0-5   0.0%   Game: 23.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-7  71.4%   2nd Half:  1-3  33.3%   Game: 60.0%    1

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HOME TEAM: Augusta State 4-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
05 Johnson, Shundra.... f  4-8    1-3    1-1    1  3  4   0  10  0  2  2  0  25
11 Sijercic, Arijana... f  4-7    2-3    0-0    3  3  6   2  10  1  2  0  1  28
32 Jones, Sabrina...... c  2-6    0-0    4-7    1  1  2   2   8  1  3  1  1  30
03 Wideman, Ernesia.... g  3-5    1-1    0-0    0  1  1   4   7  0  4  0  0  21
21 Bridges, Tameika.... g  1-3    0-1    0-0    2  5  7   0   2  4  2  0  1  25
10 Flynn, Erin.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   1   0  0  3  0  0  10
25 Kreisman, Sarah.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   2   0  0  1  0  0   3
30 Robbins, Julie......    2-5    1-2    1-2    1  0  1   0   6  2  1  0  1  26
33 McCurry, Andrea.....    1-2    1-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   3  1  1  0  0  10
40 Massey, Melanie.....    1-5    0-2    0-0    1  3  4   0   2  1  1  0  0  14
44 Pedarre', Christina.    0-1    0-0    2-2    0  0  0   1   2  0  0  0  0   8
   TEAM................                         1  4  5             1
   Totals..............   18-42   6-13   8-12  11 22 33  13  50 10 21  3  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-20 40.0%   2nd Half: 10-22 45.5%   Game: 42.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-7  57.1%   2nd Half:  2-6  33.3%   Game: 46.2%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-8  62.5%   2nd Half:  3-4  75.0%   Game: 66.7%    1

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Officials: Barry Brown, Dave Pitock, Traci Turner
Technical fouls: USC Aiken-None. Augusta State-None.
Attendance: 345
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
USC Aiken.....................   29   19  -   48
Augusta State.................   25   25  -   50
Peach Belt Conference opener for both teams
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