Originally created 02/20/00

Poor shooting dooms ASU



When it came down to it, Augusta State couldn't make a free throw.

The Lady Jaguars shot 57 percent from the line and lost to Georgia College & State 65-58 in overtime on Saturday night.

"We've emphasized it more and more in practice as the season's gone on," Augusta State coach Greg Wilson said of his team's free-throw shooting. "They just fouled the right people, our lower-percentage shooting people."

The Lady Jaguars (9-13, 4-10) went 16-of-28 from the free-throw line and had a chance to win the game.

With 30 seconds left in regulation, Justine Pivac drained a 3-pointer from the right wing to give Augusta State a 55-52.

Betsy Foy tied the game with a three with :11 remaining. Then Adrienne Tucker stole the indbounds pass and called timeout.

Rosslon Horton missed a 16-foot jumper and the ball went out of bounds with four seconds left.

Amy Frantz missed a desperation 12-footer at the buzzer, sending the game into overtime.

In overtime, Sabrina Jones converted a three-point play to pull Augusta State within 59-58 with 3:16 left. However, the Lady Jaguars went scoreless the rest of the way.

"We're not doing what it takes to win ball games," Wilson said. "I told them yesterday that they were going to go in a zone. We go out in the second half and didn't know what we were going to do (on offense)."

The Lady Jaguars held the Lady Bobcats scoreless in the first 7:36 of the game. Augusta State's defense limited Georgia College & State to just 9-of-32 shooting from the field goal in the first half.

Bromley capped a 13-0 run late in the first half with a pair of free throws as the Lady Jaguars took a 26-14 lead.

With 2:39 left in the first half, Justine Pivac made a hook shot off a pass from Bromley giveing the Lady Jaguars a 28-20 lead. The assist gave Bromley the Augusta State career record at 511.

Jones led the Lady Jaguars with 15 points while Pivac added 14 to go with a team-high 16 rebounds. Kamilah Moss led the Lady Bobcats with 14 points and 14 rebounds.

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