GREENWOOD, SC---The Augusta State men jumped out to an early lead and never trailed Wednesday night, picking up a 77-49 Peach Belt Conference road win over Lander at Finis Horne Arena.
The victory marked ASU’s fifth straight win and gave the 12th-ranked Jaguars the season sweep over the Bearcats. ASU improved to 18-4 overall and 13-2 in the PBC, while Lander dropped to 9-12 and 6-8, respectively.
Senior Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman and sophomore Ben Madgen paced ASU with 15 points each, while junior center Garret Siler booked his seventh double-double of the season with 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Bowman moved into sixth place all-time on the ASU career scoring charts with 1,572 points, surpassing former standout Oliver Ottley’s 1,570 career points.
Meanwhile, the Lady Jags outscored Lander 17-2 over the final eight minutes of the first half on Wednesday and went on to post a 71-66 Peach Belt Conference road win at Finis Horne Arena.
The Lady Jaguars (16-6 overall, 10-5 in the PBC) posted their sixth victory in the last seven games. The win also helped ASU avenge a 76-74 loss to Lander on Jan. 16 in Christenberry Fieldhouse.
Junior forward Tracey Paschal booked a team-high 12 points for the Lady Jags and sophomore guard Jasmine Godwin notched 10. Deo Ngulela, Porsha White and Nicole Mealing added nine points each and Sherika Parker chipped in eight.