Originally created 02/26/03

Jaguars scramble before tournament



Augusta State has two games to figure out a new lineup before the Peach Belt Tournament.

Part-time starters junior forward Marty Dunham and senior guard Darrick Broddie were ruled academically ineligible before the Jaguars' 88-78 win over Francis Marion Saturday.

Dunham and Broddie combined to average 11.9 points and 7.9 rebounds a game. They were also two of the team's better defenders, Augusta State coach Gary Tuell said.

The Peach Belt North Division champion Jaguars play host to North Florida tonight at 7:30 and are at USC Saturday.

"We have two weeks, and these two games are meaningless," Tuell said. "We're the No. 1 seed whether we win them or lose them. My approach now is to try and implement some different offensive philosophies and maybe adjust our defensive philosophy a little bit. We're trying to put together a whole different team now and a whole different way of playing, and we have two weeks to do it."

MORE MOBLEY: Shaw senior forward Naomi Mobley was reinstated by the NCAA on Monday before the start of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament. The Lady Bears won their first-round match-up against Livingstone, 69-55.

The Raleigh News-Observer reported Tuesday that Mobley, who is averaging 21.7 points and 15.3 rebounds a game, was reinstated after repayment of per diem expenses she received last spring while in the tryout camp of the WNBA's Houston Comets.

The CIAA said Mobley would not be reinstated as the league's player of the year and that Shaw would still have to forfeit the games Mobley played in. Shaw, now 4-24, is the No. 6 seed in the tournament and could advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament if it wins the conference tournament.

MILESTONE: Lady Jaguars coach Greg Wilson notched his 100th career win Monday night and his 50th at Augusta State with a 64-52 win over Montevallo.

Reach Chris Gay at (706) 868-1222, Ext. 114.