Wednesday Nov. 12, 2008
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Senior center Garret Siler led four players in double figures as Augusta State cruised past Aiken Tech 93-46 Wednesday night in the nightcap of an exhibition doubleheader at Christenberry Fieldhouse. All the proceeds from the pair of matchups were collected by ASU’s SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) and will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Siler posted 22 points and 12 rebounds in 23 minutes and sophomore guard Caleb Brown had 13 points and six rebounds off the bench. Senior guard Steve Smith added 11 points, four assists and four steals while junior forward Fred Brathwaite chipped in 10 in his Jaguar home debut. Fellow newcomer Greg Hire turned in nine points and nine rebounds. ASU shot 50 percent from the field (35-of-70) and outrebounded the Knights 47-24.
Aiken Tech, which didn’t have a player reach double figures, was led by Robert Praylo and Dejuwan Carter with eight points each.
In the women’s contest, ASU used a strong run to close the first half and claim an 84-83 win over Brenau. The game marked the home debut of Lady Jaguar first-year head coach Tes Sobomehin. Lady Jags’ senior Tracey Paschal notched a team-high 19 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Junior guard Brittany Jarrard matched Paschal with 19 points of her own, including four 3-pointers. Junior forward Nicole Mealing booked a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Porsha White managed 12 points. Junior point guard Eboni Davis dished out 12 assists. Vicky Wilson paced the Golden Tigers with a game-high 29 points and Ashley Hagans and Sarah Ledford had 16 each.