Pacers sweep Braves

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AIKEN---Jeremy Fears led the Men with 26 points and 6 assists as the 6th ranked Pacers routed the last place Braves, 89-56 at the Convocation Center Monday night. Chris Commons hada relatively quiet night with just 18 points as the Pacers(21-2) move within one game of the school record for wins in a season.

The Lady Pacers(17-6, 10-6 PBC) used a pair of sizable first half runs to create a double-digit cushion as the Lady Pacers cruised to their fifth-straight win, downing UNC Pembroke (8-16, 3-14 PBC) 77-67 in women’s Peach Belt Conference basketball action on Monday night at the Convocation Center. In the process, head coach Mike Brandt picked up his 100th victory at the helm of the Lady Pacer program.

Coupled with Lander’s upset at #25 Francis Marion, USC Aiken moves within one-game of first-place in the PBC standings. Columbus State, Augusta State, and Francis Marion are in a three-way tie atop the league at 11-5 while USC Aiken, Lander, and Clayton State lurk one game behind at 10-6.

Meredith Legg connected on 4-of-7 three-pointers to finish with a team-best 15, eight points shy of reaching the 1,000 career points plateau.

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