Top-seed secured by USC Aiken

USC Aiken men 71, Flagler 53

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Joel Gierbolini scored 14 points to lead four players in double figures as USC Aiken defeated Flagler 71-53 on Saturday to claim the Peach Belt Conference regular-season title outright.

USC Aiken (20-6, 14-4) will play Clayton State in the first round of the conference tournament at 5 p.m. Friday in Columbus, Ga.

AUGUSTA STATE 91, ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC 78

In Savannah, Ga., Devon Wright-Nelson had a career-high 32 points as Augusta State closed out the regular season with a victory.

The Jaguars (16-10, 12-6), the No. 2 seed in the East, will play Georgia College at 3 p.m. Friday in the Peach Belt Tournament in Columbus.

PAINE 72, CLAFLIN 62

Mario Jordan scored 27 points as Paine College clinched a winning season.

The Lions (14-12, 13-11 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) rallied from a 31-23 halftime deficit.

NO. 10 USC AIKEN WOMEN 69, FLAGLER 49

In St. Augustine, Fla., Kayla Harris scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as USC Aiken beat Flagler in a Peach Belt Conference game.

The Lady Pacers (23-3, 16-2) locked up the No. 1 seed in the East Division for the conference tournament and will play Montevallo at 5 p.m. Thursday in Columbus.

AUGUSTA STATE WOMEN 55,

ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC 53

In Savannah, Ga., Jemimah Ashby scored 12 points and Becky Newhouse and Brittany White added 11 apiece as Augusta State beat Armstrong Atlantic State to earn a berth in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament.

The Lady Jaguars (21-14, 7-11) clinched fourth place in the East Division. They will take on regular-season champion Clayton State at 1 p.m. Thursday in Columbus.

PAINE WOMEN 64,

CLAFLIN 61

Quandra Rodgers scored 23 points to lead Paine College over Claflin in a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game.

Ariel Brown added 13 and Tenesha Jenkins 10 for the Lady Lions (6-20, 6-16 SIAC). Brittany Pevey had 11 rebounds.


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