The Augusta State Lady Jaguars found their stroke behind the 3-point line during two crucial runs, which proved to be enough for their 10th win of the season.
A season-high nine 3-pointers lifted Augusta State to a 59-51 win over UNC Pembroke on Wednesday night.
“It was one of those things where they kind of sagged off on us a little bit,” coach Nate Teymer said. “With Marina (Fox) being a presence down low, they really sagged off, and it opened up our shooters, and it helped us win tonight.”
Amber Peterson led the Lady Jaguars (10-10, 5-7 Peach Belt Conference) with 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting, all from behind the 3-point line. Two of Peterson’s 3-pointers came in big spots during the first half, giving Augusta State its biggest lead to that point at five at the 1:30 mark. She also hit a 3 with just seconds remaining in the half that preserved a two-point lead going into the locker room.
Peterson also drained a 3-pointer with a minute left in the game to give the Lady Jaguars a four-point lead.
“They were big going down the stretch,” Teymer said. “Several of them were off plays we called and the girls executed.”
Brittany White recorded her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 assists. She went 5 of 8 shooting, including 2 of 5 from behind the 3-point line.
“I was really glad to get the assists,” White said. “I’m more of a point guard than anything, so it was good to find my teammates when I needed to.”
DeDe Cotten led the Braves (8-10, 5-5 PBC) with 22 points on 7 of 11 shooting. Courtney Bolton added 13 points and seven rebounds.