News 12 @ 11 Saturday Feb. 23, 2008
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Eighth-ranked Augusta State scored a season-high 57 points in the second half Saturday afternoon and claimed a 90-85 Peach Belt Conference road win over North Georgia on Senior Day at Memorial Hall..
The Jaguars extended their winning streak to eight in a row and improved to 21-4 overall and 16-2 in the PBC. With the victory, ASU avenged a 75-71 home loss to North Georgia on Jan. 28. NGCSU fell to 16-10 overall and 11-8 in the league.
The victory gave ASU its seventh season of 21 or more wins in school history and marked the ninth time in school history the Jags have enjoyed a winning streak of eight games or more.
Junior point guard Steve Smith drilled five 3-pointers en route to a career-high 20 points while Tyrekus Bowman (24 points, 11 rebounds) and Garret Siler (17 points, 10 rebounds) each logged double-doubles. Ben Madgen added 16 points and Smith and Demetrius Howard notched five assists. Siler’s double-double was his eighth of the season, while Bowman booked his fourth double-double of the 2007-08 campaign.
Augusta State rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half to spoil Senior Day at Memorial Hall and register a key 81-78 road win over North Georgia Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Jaguars, who trailed 42-32 at halftime, nailed eight straight free throws in the final 42 seconds to secure the victory, their first of the season when they trailed at halftime.
With the win, ASU improved to 18-7 overall and 12-6 in the PBC. The Lady Saints dropped to 16-10 and 9-10, respectively. ASU and NGCSU entered the contest as the No. 4 and No. 5-ranked teams in the latest NCAA South Atlantic Region poll.
Sophomore guard Jasmine Godwin was one of five Lady Jaguars in double figures, netting a game-high 18 points. Senior point guard Deo Ngulela and sophomore Porsha White posted 13 points each, while Nicole Mealing added 11 points and Sherika Parker managed 10 points. Ngulela handed out seven assists.
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