News 12 @ 11 Monday, Jan 28, 2008
Augusta, Ga--The 13th ranked Augusta State men tasted a rare home defeat Monday night as they were upset by North Georgia 75-71 dropping the Jags to 13-4 on the season and 8-2 in the Peach Belt Conference.
Five minutes into the game head coach Dip Metress pulled all five starters as the Jags struggled to get on track. The bench didn't fare too bad as Augusta State took a 29-27 lead into the locker room at the half.
In the second half, Augsuta State came out firing and led by player of the week AJ Bowman's 27, ASU was able to open up a seven point lead. But the Saints wouldn't go away and hit a three pointer with five minutes left giving them the lead they would not surrender. Andre Morgan led the Saints with 26 points as they would connect on two big free throws with 11 seconds left to seal the victory.
The Augusta State women led by just two at the half, but won going away 82-60. The Lady Jags were led by Nicole Mealing's 20 points and Adah Wells 10 as they were able to take advantage against an outsized Lady Saints team. Augusta State shot 64% in the second half as they improve to 12-5 on the year, 6-4 in the Peach Belt Conference.
Both teams return to action Saturday night when they take on Georgia College and State.