News 12 @ 11 Saturday Feb. 16, 2008
AUGUSTA, Ga. – AJ Bowman scored 21 and Ben Madgen added 20 as Augusta State downed Armstrong Atlantic 82-68 Saturday night. The Jags led by eight at the half and were never really challenged in the second as they pick up win number 19 on the year. Garret siler tallied 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to aid in a well rounded performance by the Jags. ASU shot 50 percent from three point land hitting 10 in the game.
Augusta State won for the seventh time in the last eight games Saturday with a 65-42 Homecoming victory over Armstrong Atlantic State in Peach Belt Conference action at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
With the victory, the Lady Jaguars improved to 17-6 overall and 11-5 in the PBC and moved to within a half game of the lead in the conference standings. The loss dropped Armstrong to 14-9 and 8-8, respectively.
The 42 points were the fewest by an AASU team since Feb. 3, 2001, when the Lady Pirates lost 96-41 to Columbus State, the top-ranked team in the nation at the time. Their 22.7 percent shooting from the field was the second-lowest by an ASU opponent this season.
Junior Tracey Paschal and sophomores Porsha White and Brittany Jarrard each scored 13 points to pace the Lady Jags, who entered the game ranked sixth in the latest NCAA South Atlantic Region poll. Senior point guard Deo Ngulela booked nine points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Kaneetha Gordon was the only Lady Pirate to reach double digits, finishing with a game-high 14 points.
ASU used a 12-2 run in the latter stages of the first half to open up a 39-23 lead at the break, its largest halftime lead of the season. The Lady Jags’ advantage never slipped below 12 in the second half and Jarrard’s layup at the 9:55 mark put ASU ahead 54-34.