Streak is over for Lady Pacers
In Pembroke, N.C., UNC Pembroke snapped the USC Aiken women’s school-record 12-game winning streak, winning 52-46 on Wednesday night in a Peach Belt Conference game.
The last time the 11th-ranked Pacers lost was on Nov. 19 to Ferris State.
Daniela Tarailo had 16 points to lead USC Aiken (13-2, 6-1).
Kayla Harris added 10 points and nine rebounds.
In the men’s game, UNC Pembroke stopped the Pacers 77-69, handing USC Aiken its first conference loss of the season.
Ronald Zimmerman had 14 points for the 19th-ranked Pacers (12-3, 6-1).
Marcus Heath had 23 points to lead UNC Pembroke (12-5, 6-1).
• In Milledgeville, Ga., Travis Keels’ basket with nine seconds left lifted Augusta State past Georgia College & State, 59-56, in a Peach Belt Conference game.
After Keels put the Jaguars up 57-56, O’Neal Armstrong made two free throws with six seconds to go. The free throws were set up by a steal by Devon Wright-Nelson.
Freshman Devonte Thomas had 18 points to lead Augusta State (9-7, 5-3).
In the women’s game, Becky Newhouse had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead Augusta State to a 45-33 victory.
Jemimah Ashby came off the bench to score 13 points for the Lady Jaguars (8-8, 3-5). No one reached double figures for Georgia College & State (3-12, 1-5).
Season tickets on sale for Jags
Augusta State season tickets, priced at $30, are now on sale.
They can be purchased inside the Augusta State Athletics ticket office located in Christenberry Fieldhouse.
The Jaguars’ 2012 schedule features 26 home games and includes 19 contests at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Augusta State opens the season at 2 p.m. Feb 3 against Carson-Newman at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Eight enrollees added by Tigers
Clemson has added eight mid-year enrollees to its football team this semester.
All the players have attended classes and will take part in spring practice in March. The group includes four offensive linemen, two defensive linemen, a defensive back and a receiver, all-purpose athlete.
The offensive lineman include 6-foot-7 Isaiah Battle, who played last season at Fork Union Military. Battle, defensive back Travis Blanks and receiver Zac Brooks are considered four-star prospects by Rivals.com.
Defensive tackle Kevin Dodd from Greer was the final enrollee, attending class Wednesday.
College football signing day is Feb. 1. That’s the first day high school prospects can officially sign with the college of their choice.
• Illinois fullback Jay Prosch is transferring to Auburn.
Illinois said Wednesday that the Mobile, Ala., native will be closer to his family. The move also follows the hiring of new head coach Tim Beckman, who plans to run a spread offense that wouldn’t use a fullback.
Prosch, a sophomore, was a starter this fall but served primarily as a blocker.
• Washington plucked another coach from the staff at California, making Eric Kiesau the Huskies’ new offensive coordinator Wednesday to complete the makeover of coaching staff.
Kiesau is the second coach to depart from Berkeley for Seattle in the past few days, joining new Washington defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi.