FLORENCE, S.C. --- Joel Gierbolini had 16 points and 13 rebounds as USC Aiken routed Francis Marion 71-49 tonight in a Peach Belt Conference basketball game.
Sterling Council and Chase Holmes added 11 points each for the Pacers (9-2, 3-0 PBC).
Liki Turner scored a game-high 17 points for Francis Marion (6-5, 2-2).
In the women's game, USC Aiken outscored Francis Marion by 12 points in the second half to beat the Patriots 59-47.
The score was tied 25-all at the half, but the 14th-ranked Lady Pacers (10-1, 3-0 PBC) limited the Patriots (5-5, 1-3) to 25 percent shooting over the final 20 minutes to pull away.
Kayla Harris and Hannah DeGraffinreed scored 13 points each and Daniela Tarailo added 12 to lead USC Aiken. Tarailo also had a game-high nine rebounds.