Originally created 02/08/98

Pembroke State edges USC-Aiken 80-76



PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Sophomore Mike Lowery's double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds sparked Pembroke State's Braves to an 80-76 victory over USC Aiken's Pacers on Saturday night.

Lower's free throw with 39 seconds left gave the Braves the lead for good at 77-76.

The Pacers worked the clock down to take the final shot, but Derek Moore fumbled the ball, which was stolen by Lowery to seal the victory.

Juan Wiley charted a double-double for the Pacers with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Kendrick Smith led USC Aiken with a game-high 25 points.

The Lady Pacers escaped with a 55-50 victory, with two free throws by Ronise Herbert with seven seconds to play icing the victory.

This time, it was USC Aiken's Christale Spain with a double-double - 22 points and 21 rebounds. Herbert scored 15 and Kim Van Horn 14 for the winners.

USC AIKEN (76)- Juan Wiley 6-13 2-4 14, Marc Hutcheson 1-2 2-2 5, Derek Moore 3-12 1-3 7, Thomas Ryan 1-4 3-4 6, Kendrick Smith 9-18 2-2 25, Corey Faggins 3-10 0-0 9, Brandon Richardson 1-1 0-0 2, Hugh McMurray 3-9 0-0 8. Totals 27-69 10-15 76.

UNC PEMBROKE (80)- Scott Walton 4-10 0-0 11, Theotis Gibson 7-14 1-2 15, Mike Lowery 8-17 4-7 20, Chavis Rachel 1-4 0-0 2, Derrick Stinson 6-14 0-0 16, Greg Floyd 1-1 0-0 2, Corey Houser 1-3 1-2 3, Jonathan Bentley 0-0 0-0 0, Brad Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Mark Schmitz 4-6 3-5 11. Totals 32-69 9-16 80.

Halftime- UNC Pembroke 47-40.

3-point goals- USC Aiken 12-30 (Hutcheson 1-2, Moore 0-2, Ryan 1-3, Smith 5-10, Faggins 3-7, McMurray 2-6), UNC Pembroke 7-14 (Walton 3-6, Stinson 4-8). Rebounds- USC Aiken 38 (Wiley 13), UNC Pembroke 48 (Lowery 13). Assists- USC Aiken 13 (Ryan 5), UNC Pembroke 18 (Stinson 5). Steals- USC Aiken 9 (Smith 3), UNC Pembroke 8 (Stinson 3) Total fouls- USC Aiken 16, UNC Pembroke 15. Fouled Out- Moore. Turnovers- USC Aiken 11, UNC Pembroke 12. A-2,038

USC Aiken women55

UNC Pembroke50

USC AIKEN (55)- Kim Van Horn 5-15 1-2 14, Ronise Herbert 6-9 3-8 15, Christale Spain 8-13 6-12 22, Kerry Ansbro 0-4 2-4 2, Dana Richter 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 20-52 12-26 55.

UNC PEMBROKE (50)- Andrea Cox 9-17 3-6 21, Teresa Bush 4-13 0-0 9, Tisha London 3-8 2-5 8, Talissa Baker 1-2 0-0 2, Heather Walters 1-3 0-0 2, Heidi Parker 1-6 1-2 3, Jill Munchick 1-6 2-3 5. Totals 20-65 8-16 50.

Halftime: USC Aiken 22-18.

3-point goals: USC Aiken 3-21 (Van Horn 3-11), UNC Pembroke 2-17 (Bush 1-7, Munchick 1-4). Rebounds: USC Aiken 39 (Spain 21), UNC Pembroke 48 (Cox 14). Assists: USC Aiken 11 (Ansbro 3), UNC Pembroke 9 (Bush 3). Turnovers: USC Aiken 11, UNC Pembroke 9. Fouls: USC Aiken 11, UNC Pembroke 20.