Commons leads way as USC Aiken romps

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AMERICUS, Ga. --- Chris Commons scored a game-high 27 points as No. 11 USC Aiken rolled over Georgia Southwestern 88-69 Saturday in a Peach Belt Conference game.

Commons, one of three Pacers in double figures, has scored 20 or more points in seven of USC Aiken's 12 games this season.

Josh Dollard added 17 points and nine rebounds, while Kings-ley Oguchi scored 12 points for the Pacers (9-3, 4-1 PBC).

NO. 20 USC AIKEN WOMEN 71, GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN 68

In Americus, Ga., Satu Lep-panen scored 17 points to lead four players in double figures, and USC Aiken rallied to win its fifth in a row.

Georgia Southwestern had a chance to tie it in the final seconds, but Nadirah Gardner's 3-point attempt hit the back of the rim at the buzzer.

USC Aiken's Meredith Legg scored 15 points to top the 1,300-point mark for her career. At 1,310, she is 166 behind all-time leader Jami Cornwell, who scored 1,476 between 1999-2003.

Morgan Johnson added 12 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and Megan Starnes had 11 points for the Lady Pacers (12-3, 4-1 PBC).

Georgia Southwestern led 50-40 with more than 16 minutes remaining before Triahna Harris hit two free throws to cap an 11-1 USC Aiken run and tie it.

Kendra Chandler, a junior from Aiken, hit two free throws with 4:14 left to give the Lady Pacers the lead for good at 64-62.

PAINE 83, KENTUCKY STATE 58

Julian English scored a game-high 25 points to lead four players in double figures as Paine rolled in a Southern Intercollegiate Ath-letic Conference game at Carter

Gym.

Najee Tolbert added 13, Mar-cus McDaniel 11 and Curtravious Smith 10 for the Lions, who won their third game in the past four to improve to 4-7, 3-5 SIAC.

Smith also had 10 rebounds for Paine, which held a 50-44 ad-vantage on the boards.

The Lions shot 40.6 percent from the field compared to 24.2 percent for the Thorobreds.

KENTUCKY STATE 59, PAINE WOMEN 43

Kentucky State led by only one at the half but outscored Paine by 15 in the second half.

LaKeisha Bell had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Paine (1-8, 1-6 SIAC).

AIKEN TECH 93, GUILFORD TECH 73

Lance James scored 23 points and Mario Parker added 22 to lead Aiken Tech.

Parker had 15 rebounds, while James had 14 assists.


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