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Jags survive scare from UNC Pembroke

In Pembroke, N.C., Fred Brathwaite had a team-high 22 points to help Augusta State escape with an 82-77 road win over UNC Pembroke on Monday night.

Brathwaite, who also led the Jaguars with eight rebounds, was one of five players to reach double figures for Augusta State (20-2, 12-1 Peach Belt Conference).

Ben Madgen finished with 17 points and Greg Hire added 16. Alex Smith and Daniel Dixon each had 10 points.

UNC Pembroke's Chris Hargrove led all scorers with 25 points. Marcus Heath added 12 for the Braves (8-15, 4-10).

Augusta State trailed 69-67 with just under five minutes remaining before a three-point play by Brathwaite gave the Jaguars the lead for good.

In the women's game, UNC Pembroke's Jatoya Kemp scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Lady Braves past Augusta State 74-61 on Monday.

Talena Faison added 12 points for the Lady Braves (12-11, 6-8 PBC).

Freshman forward Waneta Carlisle led the Lady Jags (1-21, 0-13) with 18 points off the bench while Blaire Egardo added 14 points off the bench, including four 3-pointers.

- In St. Augustine, Fla., Kevin Willis scored a career-high 23 points and USC Aiken picked up an 80-76 victory over Flagler.

Sterling Council added 12 points and Seth Leonard and Brandon Shephard scored 11 each for the Pacers (13-7, 8-5 PBC).

Kenny Moore led Flagler (7-14, 2-10) with 16 points.

In the women's game, the Lady Pacers nabbed 23 offensive rebounds on their way to a 67-44 victory over Flagler, their sixth win in the past seven games.

Hannah DeGraffinreed led USC Aiken with 12 points and Catherine Cain posted her third double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The win moved the Lady Pacers (12-10, 7-6) above .500 in Peach Belt Conference play.

Charlsey Owen led Flager (7-14, 2-10) with 12 points.

Golf

Jaguars' Reed wins playoff, Jones Cup

In Sea Island, Ga., Augusta State golfer Patrick Reed won on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to capture the Jones Cup Invitational at Ocean Forest Golf Club.

The sophomore from Augusta parred the final six holes to earn a spot in a playoff against Victor Dubuisson , who held a three-shot lead with five holes to play. Dubuisson, the fifth-ranked amateur in the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking, bogeyed three of the last four in regulation, and Reed won the first playoff hole with a par.

Augusta State's Henrik Norlander tied for 12th and Mitch Krywulycz tied for 75th.

- Augusta State men's squad is ranked No. 5 in the first rankings of the Spring 2010 season by Golfweek magazine.

The Jaguars finished the Fall 2009 campaign ranked No. 9 by both Golfweek magazine and Golfstat.

They kick off their Spring 2010 schedule March 1 in the Seahawk Intercollegiate at Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.

Tennis

Gamecocks coach to retire after season

South Carolina men's tennis coach Kent DeMars will retire after this season, his 26th with the Gamecocks.

DeMars is in his 37th season as a college head coach. He has taken South Carolina to 18 NCAA tournaments and won six Metro Conference titles with the Gamecocks. DeMars came to South Carolina in 1984 after a successful run at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, where he won seven consecutive national championships.

He was inducted into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame in 1996.

- In Rotterdam, Netherlands, Robin Soderling won his first match of the year, beating Florent Serra 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the first round of the ABN Amro indoor tournament.

Tommy Robredo also advanced to the second round with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 victory over Dutch player Robin Haase .

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic and Nikolay Davydenko play their first-round matches today.

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