North Georgia women. The Dahlonega, Ga., school is off to an 8-1 start after dominating Flagler and Armstrong Atlantic State in Peach Belt Conference play.
Flagler women. Picked to finish third in a Peach Belt Conference preseason coaches poll, the Saints are off to a 3-7 start.
THIS WEEKEND'S GAMES
• Columbus State at USC Aiken, 5:30 p.m. (women), 7:30 (men), today
• Paine at Stillman, 5:30 p.m. (women), 7:30 (men), today
• UNC Pembroke at Georgia Regents, 2 p.m. (women), 4 (men), Sunday
Georgia Regents (10-2, 3-0): During its seven-game winning streak, the Jags have shot 78 percent or better from the foul line five times.
Paine (4-5): Lions, who lost their past three games by eight combined points, open conference play today.
USC Aiken (10-2, 2-0): Pacers, off for another week after today’s game, close January with five road contests in 2½ weeks.
Georgia Regents (6-4, 2-1): Offense was a disaster Thursday. The team can ill afford a repeat performance Sunday.
Paine (2-7): Lady Lions off to a rough start, with a minus-5.3 scoring margin.
USC Aiken (2-9, 0-2): Junior guard Courtney Mealing posted 41 total points the past three games.