Augusta State stops UNC Pembroke

Augusta State women 59, UNC Pembroke 51

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The Augusta State Lady Jaguars found their stroke behind the 3-point line during two crucial runs, which proved to be enough for their 10th win of the season.

Augusta State's Marina Fox gets her shot off against UNC Pembroke's Courtney Bolton in Wednesday's Peach Belt game.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
Augusta State's Marina Fox gets her shot off against UNC Pembroke's Courtney Bolton in Wednesday's Peach Belt game.

A season-high nine 3-pointers lifted Augusta State to a 59-51 win over UNC Pembroke on Wednesday night.

“It was one of those things where they kind of sagged off on us a little bit,” coach Nate Teymer said. “With Marina (Fox) being a presence down low, they really sagged off, and it opened up our shooters, and it helped us win tonight.”

Amber Peterson led the Lady Jaguars (10-10, 5-7 Peach Belt Conference) with 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting, all from behind the 3-point line. Two of Peterson’s 3-pointers came in big spots during the first half, giving Augusta State its biggest lead to that point at five at the 1:30 mark. She also hit a 3 with just seconds remaining in the half that preserved a two-point lead going into the locker room.

Peterson also drained a 3-pointer with a minute left in the game to give the Lady Jaguars a four-point lead.

“They were big going down the stretch,” Teymer said. “Several of them were off plays we called and the girls executed.”

Brittany White recorded her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 assists. She went 5 of 8 shooting, including 2 of 5 from behind the 3-point line.

“I was really glad to get the assists,” White said. “I’m more of a point guard than anything, so it was good to find my teammates when I needed to.”

DeDe Cotten led the Braves (8-10, 5-5 PBC) with 22 points on 7 of 11 shooting. Courtney Bolton added 13 points and seven rebounds.


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