Montevallo junior Taylor Beverly early front-runner for Peach Belt women's player of the year

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Who's hot

Montevallo’s Taylor Beverly. She is an early candidate for Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year, leading the league in scoring (22.5 average), rebounding (11.6) and free-throw percentage (77.1).

Who's not

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Confer­ence. We’re almost halfway through the season and the league has yet to post a link for updated statistics on its Web site for the 2013-14 season. Sigh.

Mark your calendars

The elite Peach Belt men’s teams are starting to separate from the pack. The top two in the East are Georgia Regents (4-0) and USC Aiken (3-0), while the top three in the West are Georgia Southwestern (3-0), Montevallo (4-1) and Young Harris (3-1). Young Harris and Georgia Southwestern each have to travel to Aiken and Augusta, while Georgia Regents already has won at Montevallo.

Mark down Feb. 1, when the Pacers play host to the Jaguars, and Feb. 26, when Georgia Regents plays host to USC Aiken.

Today's Games

• Lane at Paine, 1 p.m. (women), 3 (men)

• USC Aiken at Montevallo, 2:30 p.m. (women), 4:30 (men)

• Georgia Regents at Armstrong Atlantic State, 5:30 p.m. (women), 7:30 (men)

Men's Reports

Georgia Regents (11-2, 4-0): Leads the league with a 10.2 turnover average.

Paine (6-6, 2-1): Jordan Warner is averaging 9.5 points and 7.2 points a game.

No. 22 USC Aiken (11-2, 3-0): Leads Peach Belt in defense, allowing 63 points and limiting opponents to .367 percent shooting.

Women's Reports

Georgia Regents (7-4, 3-1): Jemimah Ashby is averaging 14.4 points a game.

Paine (4-8, 2-1): Ariel Brown is averaging 12.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.

USC Aiken (3-9, 1-2): Porsha Martin is averaging 13.6 points and 8.8 boards a game.


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