Pacers get road sweep in Greenwood against Lander

By: Staff
By: Staff

Wednesday February 6, 2013

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Two Pacers finished with a double-double as the University of South Carolina Aiken men’s basketball team claimed its sixth straight victory with a 74-60 Peach Belt Conference win over Lander on Wednesday evening at Horne Arena.

The USC Aiken (15-5, 11-2 PBC) victory over Lander (6-13, 1-11 PBC) allowed the Pacers to remain in control in the race for the Peach Belt Conference regular-season title. The Peach Belt Conference East Division-leading Pacers now own a one and a half game lead over Peach Belt Conference West Division-leading Montevallo (14-6, 10-3 PBC).

Paul Larsen (Mooresville, N.C./Mercer) led the Pacers in the win over Lander by claiming his seventh double-double of the 2012-13 season. Larsen ended the win over the Bearcats with 21 points and 10 rebounds. He acquired four of his 10 boards on the offensive glass.

Larsen, who also had one block, shot 8-for-11 from the field in the game. He was a perfect 5-for-5 at the charity stripe.

Santoine Butler (Augusta, Ga./Gardner-Webb) was the other Pacer to obtain a double-double in the game. In claiming his third double-double of the year, Butler ended the Pacer win with 12 points and 10 rebounds. He also claimed four of his 10 boards on the offensive glass.

Larsen shot 5-for-9 from the field in the game. He was a perfect 2-of-2 at the charity stripe.

The national leader in 3-pointers made per game, Ronald Zimmerman (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley HS) knocked down six treys en route to 18 points for USC Aiken.

The final of four Pacers in double figures in the contest was Jesse Seilern (Innsbruck, Austria/Kapfenberg HS), who closed out the Pacer victory with 10 points.

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Daniela Tarailo became the 10th player in the NCAA Division II history of the program to score 1,000 points and the nationally fifth-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken women’s basketball team claimed a 60-45 Peach Belt Conference victory over Lander on Wednesday evening at Horne Arena.

Tarailo (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point HS) entered the USC Aiken (18-2, 11-2 PBC) win over Lander (7-12, 4-8 PBC) needing just four points to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau. She finished the win over Lander with a game-high 22 points to now have 1,018 points in her career.

The national leader in 3-pointers made per game knocked down five treys en route to her game-high 22 points.

In addition to surpassing 1,000 career points in the Pacer win over Lander, Tarailo also acquired her first career double-double in the contest by bringing down a career-best 12 rebounds to go along with her 22 points. The reigning Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week also had three assists in the game.

Three Pacers closed out the win over Lander in double figures in total with Mackenzie Reese (Madison, Wis./Edgewood HS) and Brittany Hill (Mechanicsville, Va./Quinnipiac) both scoring 10 points in the Pacer victory.

Reese also had three rebounds, two assists and one steal in the game. Hill dished out a game-best six assists.

Tiffani Moody (Raleigh, N.C./Ohio Valley University) just missed on tying her career high for blocks in the USC Aiken win. Moody finished the contest with a game-best four blocks. She also had seven rebounds and three assists.


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