News 12 @ 6 Saturday March 1, 2008
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State battled back from a halftime deficit Saturday afternoon to hold off Georgia Southwestern and close out Senior Day in style with a 65-58 victory Saturday in Christenberry Fieldhouse.
The win lifted ASU to 22-5 overall and 17-3 in the Peach Belt Conference. GSW closed out the season at 8-19 and 5-15, respectively. With the victory, the Jaguars posted 22 wins in the regular season for the second consecutive season.
The victory also gives ASU 22-plus wins for the third time in the last eight years and for the fifth time in school history. The Jags have won 46 games the past two seasons, the third-most in any two-year span in school history (49 wins in 1970-71, 47 wins in 1969-70).
ASU junior center Garret Siler posted a team-high 16 points and blocked four shots. Sophomore forward Ben Madgen added 10 points and a game-high seven rebounds, while senior All-American AJ Bowman booked nine points, six rebounds and five assists.
Augusta State scored its most points in 10 seasons and captured a share of the Peach Belt Conference championship Saturday afternoon, pounding Georgia Southwestern 104-55 on Senior Day in Christenberry Fieldhouse.
With PBC leader Francis Marion’s 76-74 home loss to Clayton State, ASU pulled into a four-way tie for the top spot in the PBC standings. USC Aiken can make it a five-way tie for the league title with a victory at Georgia College & State on Sunday afternoon.
A season-high seven players scored in double figures for the Lady Jaguars, who improved to 19-8 overall and 13-7 in the PBC. Senior point guard Deo Ngulela tallied a game-high 20 points and dished out eight assists. Porsha White, Sherika Parker and Brittany Jarrard notched 11 points each. Senior reserve point guard Sonya Jackson, Jasmine Godwin and Tracey Paschal all netted 10 points. Senior Adah Wells grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.