The Augusta State Lady Jaguars matched the best start in school history with a 54-48 victory over the Flagler Saints on Thursday night.
Laci Schreiber paced the offense early and finished the game with a season-high 11 points as Augusta State improved to 10-2 overall, 4-2 in the Peach Belt Conference.
“I just went out and tried to work hard to get to the open spot,” Schreiber said.
Taylor Ayers, a former Laney standout, recorded her fourth double-double of the year with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Brittany White, who recorded eight points, six rebounds and seven assists, said what Ayers brings to the team is invaluable.
“Taylor is a big player for us. She comes off the bench and brings energy, rebounding and size for us,” White said. “She’s a big presence in the paint and we would be lost without her.”
Neither team shot more than 40 percent from the field. The Lady Jags shot 37.7 percent and didn’t convert a single 3-point field goal. The Saints were held to 29.8 percent shooting, going 3 of 16 from beyond the arc.
Augusta State coach Nate Teymer said although it wasn’t the cleanest game of the season, it will help the team grow moving forward in the season.
“From a fan standpoint, it probably wasn’t the prettiest game to look at,” Teymer said. “Although it is nice to start the season at 10-2, we are not looking at how we start. We have a tough schedule in front of us and we want to finish it strong.”
Flagler (4-8, 2-5 Peach Belt) was paced by Williesha Spencer, who scored a game-high 22 points on 7 of 16 shooting.
The Lady Jags will next travel to Dahlonega, Ga., to take on the North Georgia Lady Saints. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.