Jaymee Carnes. The North Georgia forward overcame an ankle injury in January and has scored 24 or more points the past five games. She leads the nation with a 25.8 scoring average.
Peach Belt men’s teams. There is so much parity in the league this year any one of the eight teams to qualify for the conference tournament in March will have a real shot at winning it.
HONORING LAW ENFORCEMENT
USC Aiken is offering free tickets to law enforcement personnel (police, sheriff’s department, firemen, highway patrol, etc.) and their families for its remaining three home doubleheaders this month. Law enforcement members only need to show their respective badge at the convocation center box office to receive their tickets.
UP FOR GRABS
With three teams one game ahead of the Paine men in the loss column (see standings in Scoreboard section), the Lions do not control their destiny. If Paine wins its final five games of the season, though, count on it winning the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title.
• Francis Marion at Augusta State (homecoming), 1:30 p.m. (women), 3:30 (men)
• Tuskegee at Paine (homecoming), 2 p.m. (women) and 4 (men)
• UNC Pembroke at USC Aiken, 5:30 p.m. (women) and 7:30 (men)
Augusta State (13-9, 9-5): Harold Doby is averaging 11.3 points a contest, despite scoring in single digits the past five games.
Paine (12-8, 11-7): Darius Smith is third in the league with a .564 field goal percentage.
USC Aiken (16-5, 10-3): Rick Alderman is 18 for 23 from the field the past five games.
Augusta State (11-11, 6-8): Brittany White is sixth in the league in field goal percentage (.516).
Paine (3-17, 3-13): Kiara Farley is third in the league in free throw percentage (.778).
USC Aiken (18-3, 11-2): Daniela Tarailo is second in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage (.436).