Lady Jags Lose Close One 57-54

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Saturday, January 10, 2008.

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State dropped its sixth straight game Saturday night with a 57-54 setback at the hands of Armstrong Atlantic State in a Peach Belt Conference matchup in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

With the win, the Lady Pirates improved to 10-2 overall and 5-0 in the league, while the loss dropped Augusta State to 3-9 overall and 1-4 in conference play.

For the Lady Jaguars, junior Brittany Jarrard led the team with 12 points, while Junior Porsha White earned her first double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Eboni Davis also earned her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Senior Lacey Willis led the Lady Pirates, scoring her 1,000th career point for AASU and notching a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Senior center Kelly Versluis also aided in the win with 14 points and nine rebounds.

ASU shot 53.8 percent from the free throw line and limited the Lady Pirates to a 36.9 percentage shooting, but connected on only 5-of-23 3-point attempts and only shot 31.3 percent from the field.

The Lady Pirates shot 71.4 percent from the field and forced 15 ASU turnovers, but only shot 21.1 percent from the 3-point line.

The Lady Jags were without the services of senior forward Tracey Paschal, who was serving the second of her two-game suspension for a violation of team rules.