After Augusta State was held to its lowest point total this season at UNC Pembroke, the Lady Jaguars exacted some defensive revenge at home on Saturday.
Augusta State held UNC Pembroke to only 10 points in the first half, leading to a 57-40 win at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
The 10-point first half is the lowest total allowed by Augusta State (14-2, 7-2 Peach Belt Conference) this season. The Lady Jaguars limited the Lady Braves to 27 percent shooting in the game while preventing any inside presence, forcing 19 3-point shots.
“We played zone for most of the night, so we forced them to take some outside shots,” coach Nate Teymer said. “I thought we did a decent job on their shooters. I was happy to see the team rebounding shots.”
The Lady Jaguars won their sixth consecutive game to continue their historic run. The team set a school record for best start in a season against Paine on Thursday.
Augusta State’s most recent loss came on Jan. 5 at UNC Pembroke (9-10, 3-7), with the Lady Jaguars scoring a season-low 40 points. UNC Pembroke’s 40 points scored Saturday is also a season low.
“It’s cliché to say, but we have to play one game at a time,” Teymer said. “We can’t get wrapped up in streaks, because that’s when you get off your game and start playing in an uncharacteristic way.”
UNC Pembroke also limited Augusta State inside, forcing the Lady Jaguars to shoot 20 3-pointers. They made five.
Augusta State was led by Laci Schreiber’s 10 points and 13 rebounds. Tiffany Jaecks added 14 points and five boards. Becky Newhouse had eight points and 10 rebounds.
Augusta State opened the game on an 8-0 run and never gave up the lead.
The Lady Jaguars led by 11 with 4 minutes to go in the half and were ahead by 13 at halftime.
Augusta State’s biggest lead came with 10:26 left in the second half at 41-18.