Short-handed Lady Jaguars fall

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Augusta State interim coach Clint Bryant was pleased with his team's execution, but not its shooting Wednesday night.

Augusta State forward Waneta Carlisle (right) looks toward the basket against UNC Pembroke's Anya Knower. Carlisle, who is  a freshman, led the Lady Jaguars with 16 points in the loss.  Michael Holahan/Staff
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Augusta State forward Waneta Carlisle (right) looks toward the basket against UNC Pembroke's Anya Knower. Carlisle, who is a freshman, led the Lady Jaguars with 16 points in the loss.

The Lady Jaguars turned in another dismal offensive performance and fell to UNC Pembroke, 57-47, at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Augusta State (1-15, 0-7 Peach Belt Conference) extended its losing streak to 12 games. The Jaguars, 0-10 at home this season, posted their third-lowest scoring output of the season.

For the fifth game in a row, Augusta State failed to shoot better than 40 percent. The Lady Jaguars shot 17 for 56 from the field (30 percent), including a 2 for 20 effort from 3-point range.

"I don't know if we took a bad shot," Bryant said. "From an execution standpoint, the girls are doing what I want to do offensively and defensively."

Augusta State played without starting point guard Eboni Davis (disciplinary reasons), forward Stacey Lampkin (knee) and forward Jenny Nixon (held out following a car accident).

Davis and Lampkin are second and third on the team, respectively, in scoring, averaging almost 17 points a game.

Even without the three players, Augusta State committed its fewest turnovers (17) in eight games and was even with UNC Pembroke in rebounding.

Waneta Carlisle posted a team-high 16 points and seven boards for Augusta State. Briyana Evans posted 11 points and nine rebounds.

UNC Pembroke (9-8, 3-5 Peach Belt) shot 45 percent from the field and swished seven 3-pointers. JaToya Kemp recorded a game-high 18 points for the Lady Braves and had nine rebounds.


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