College Basketball


Late free throws help sink Jags

In Florence, S.C., Liki Turner made a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left, lifting Francis Marion to a 62-61 win over Augusta State in the Jaguars’ Peach Belt Conference opener on Saturday.

Harold Doby missed a jumper at the buzzer for the Jaguars, who have lost two in a row.

Marcus Wright led the Patriots (5-3, 1-1) with 14 points. Andrew Smith added 12.

Tye Beal had a game-high 18 points for Augusta State (2-3, 0-1). O’Neal Armstrong chipped in with 14 points and Devonte Thomas added 11.

• In Florence, S.C., Brittany White scored a game-high 12 points to lead the Augusta State women to a 49-42 win over Francis Marion.

The Lady Jaguars (3-3, 1-0 PBC) have won back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a year.

T.T. Belcher had 13 rebounds for the Lady Patriots (2-4, 0-2).

• In Due West, S.C., James Devlin made five 3-pointers as part of his 24 points, leading Paine College to an 81-65 win over Erskine.

Tony Baker added 12 points and Mario Jordan had 11 for the Lions (4-1), who won their fourth game in a row.

Corey Sorrell had a game-high 28 points for Erskine

Jasmine Horne and Lacy Lewis had 14 points apiece to lead North Alabama (5-3) to a 66-61 win over the Paine women at Richmond Academy.

Michele Brown scored a game-high 19 points and had eight rebounds for the Lady Lions (2-3).

• In Aiken, Chase Holmes and reserve Joel Gierbolini each had 12 points to lead USC Aiken to an 83-71 win over Benedict College.

Sterling Council scored 11 points and Maurice Hubbard and Terrance Dent each had 10 for the Pacers (4-1).

Marcus Goode scored 21 points on 10 of 18 shooting for the Tigers (3-1). Former Screven County star Antrjuan Albright had 10.



Claxton still has lead at Q-School

In La Quinta, Calif., Swainsboro native Will Claxton shot 2-under-par 70 on PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament Course to take a two-stroke lead after the fourth round of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Claxton has a 15-under 273 total. He opened with a 64 on the Nicklaus course.

Evans resident Vaughn Taylor, a two-time PGA Tour winner, is tied for sixth at 279 after shooting 73.

Augusta’s Scott Parel was tied for 73rd coming into the day, but jumped into a tie for 28th at 284 after carding 70. Aiken resident Kevin Kisner, who was tied for 19th after three rounds, is also tied for 28th after his 75.

Aiken native Matt Hendrix is tied for 153rd place after shooting 80. He is at 300.

The top 25 in the six-round event will earn 2012 PGA Tour cards.


Winter Sports

Vonn again tops downhill event

In Lake Louise, Alberta, American Lindsey Vonn won a downhill for the second day in a row.

It was Vonn’s 10th career victory at Lake Louise, and the Olympic champion has more World Cup victories at this mountain resort west of Calgary than anywhere else.

She also won Friday’s downhill.

• In Beaver Creek, Colo., Sandro Viletta, of Switzerland, captured his first World Cup win by charging down a challenging super-G course.

Bode Miller’s hard-charging style led to an early mistake and he needed a recovery just to stay on course. He finished 21st, which was 1.40 seconds behind Viletta.

American Andrew Weibrecht was 10th.