No. 6 USCA women stifling in win
NO. 6 USCA WOMEN 59, GEORGIA COLLEGE 39
The nationally sixth-ranked USC Aiken women’s basketball team allowed a season-low 39 points in a 59-39 Peach Belt Conference victory over Georgia College on Thursday evening at the Convocation Center.
The 39 points allowed in the game by the Pacers was just five points more than the fewest points a Pacer women’s basketball squad has ever allowed in a league game. USCA only allowed Augusta State 34 points in a Pacer victory over the Jaguars on Dec. 1, 2001.
USCA (14-2, 7-2 PBC) led from start to finish in the conference win over Georgia College (9-7, 5-4 PBC).
The Pacers with the victory now lead the Peach Belt Conference East Division by a half-game over Augusta State (13-2, 6-2 PBC).
USCA closed out the win over Georgia College shooting 51.1 percent (24-for-47) as a team. The Pacers held the Bobcats to just 31.7 percent (13-for-41) shooting as a team.
USCA ended the game shooting 42.9 percent (6-for-14) from beyond the arc. USCA made five of its seven (71.4 percent) free throw attempts in the game.
Georgia College shot just 33.3 percent (4-of-12) from beyond the arc. The Bobcats shot 56.3 (9-for-16) from the charity stripe as a team in their loss.
The Pacers utilized a balanced attack in the contest with nine different USCA players scoring.
Two Pacers finished in double figures with Daniela Tarailo leading the way with 16 points. Tarailo also had five rebounds, two steals and one assist.
Pacer point guard Brittany Hill stuffed the stat box in the game, scoring 10 points to go along with five assists, three rebounds, two steals and a block.
Enisha Donley was the only player to score in double figures for Georgia College. She ended her evening with 11 points.
Winners of 26 of its last 27 regular-season home games, USCA will next welcome Francis Marion to the Convocation Center on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.