Streak is over for USC Aiken

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- USC Aiken's five-game winning streak was snapped by Georgia College & State on Saturday.

The Bobcats' 69-63 victory over the No. 10 Pacers also knocked USC Aiken out of first place in the Peach Belt Conference.

At 8-2 in league play, Augusta State is the new conference leader, by a half-game over USC Aiken, Armstrong Atlantic State and Georgia College & State.

Georgia College & State

(13-2, 7-2), which is unbeaten this season in Centennial Center, led USC Aiken 33-31 at halftime. The Bobcats then scored the first eight points of the second half to go up by 10.

The Pacers (12-4, 7-2) were led by Chris Commons' 19 points.

Georgia College & State 78, USC Aiken women 66

In Milledgeville, Ga., USC Aiken faltered from the free-throw line in the loss.

The Lady Pacers, who came into the game hitting 77 percent of their free throws, made just 55.6 of their shots against the Lady Bobcats, missing nine in the second half.

USC Aiken's Morgan Johnson, who tied a career high with 23 points in her previous game, had 15 points and 13 rebounds in Saturday's loss. She also had four blocks and three steals.

Megan Starnes added 17 points for the Pacers (14-5, 6-3 Peach Belt Conference).

Paine women 78, Miles 77 (2OT)

LaKeisha Bell's layup with 15 seconds left gave Paine College a double overtime victory at Carter Gymnasium.

Miles had the chance to tie or win the game with 0.3 seconds left, but Cyntauria Jones missed two free throws, shooting an air ball on the first attempt.

After the second miss, Paine's Tiffany Beverly pulled down the rebound as time expired.

It was the third victory over the year for Paine (3-11, 3-10 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).

Bell was the star with 29 points and 15 rebounds. She hit 12 of 15 from the field and five of nine from the free-throw line.

Aiken Tech 80, Roanoke Chowan 64

In Ahoskie, N.C., Antrijuan Albright found the range from long-distance to lead the Knights to the victory.

Albright made seven shots - all on 3-point attempts - to lead Aiken Tech (8-12) with 21 points.


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