USC Aiken's streak at home is snapped

King College 88, USC Aiken 84

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AIKEN — Logan Lyle scored 22 points and Jason Seymore added 20 as King College beat USC Aiken 88-84 in a nonconference game on Sunday, snapping the Pacers’ 20-game home regular-season winning streak.

Ronald Zimmerman had 17 points and six assists to lead USC Aiken (6-3), which had been 5-0 at home this season. King improved to 8-1.

It was the Pacers’ first regular season loss at home since losing 66-64 to Georgia College on Feb. 12, 2011.

USC Aiken’s winning streak started on Feb. 23, 2011.

MOUNT OLIVE 72, AUGUSTA STATE 69

In Mount Olive, N.C., 12th-ranked Augusta State fell behind early and lost its second consecutive game.

The Jaguars (6-2) trailed 38-28 at halftime.

Augusta State junior guard Ryan Weems, making his first start of the season, paced the Jaguars with a career-high 23 points.

Sophomore forward Devon Wright-Nelson had 16 points and junior forward Harold Doby had a team-high 10 rebounds.

Ewon Wright led the Trojans (3-7) with 16 points, while Mahamed Ibrahim turned in 15. Darrell Patterson chipped in 13 points off the bench.

TAMPA 83, PAINE COLLEGE 80

In Tampa, Fla., upset-minded Paine Colelge threw a scare into No. 22 Tampa in the Tampa Classic before falling.

Tampa improved to 12-0.

Paine cut the lead to 81-80 on Darius Smith’s 3-pointer with five seconds to play. Tampa’s Da’Markco Foster scored on a layup with three seconds left to account for the final score.

Kenny Fluellen had 21 points for Paine, missing just two shots all night. He hit seven of nine from the field and made both his free-throw attempts. Jerel Stephenson added 16 points for Paine (2-5).

Anthony Griffis had 22 points and eight rebounds for Tampa.

WOMEN

COASTAL GEORGIA 56, PAINE 52

Maria Marshall had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Coastal Georgia College to a victory over Paine on Sunday at Richmond Academy.

Paine, which trailed 37-29 at halftime, rallied in the second half behind Ashley Watts, but came up short.

Watts had 27 points to lead the Lady Lions (2-7).

Coastal Georgia improved to 10-3.


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