Staff reports

Reímon Nelson became the 10th player in USC Aikenís NCAA Division II era to score 1,000 points, and the Pacers claimed an 87-70 Peach Belt Conference victory over Georgia College at the Convocation Center on Thursday evening.

USCA (11-5, 7-2 PBC) with the victory over Georgia College (6-10, 2-7 PBC) now has a half-game lead over Armstrong Atlantic State (10-5, 6-2 PBC) for first place in the Peach Belt Conference East Division.

Nelson, who finished the contest with a game-high tying 18 points, now has 1,013 points in his USCA career. The senior point guard scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half.

USCAís all-time leader in steals also had a game-high seven assists to go along with three rebounds, one block and a steal. The seven assists moved him into second place in the USCA menís basketball record books for all-time assists. Nelson presently has 425 assists in his four-year career. He needs just 15 assists to become USCAís all-time leader in the category.

Nine Pacers scored in total in the game with two others joining Nelson in double figures.

Jesse Seilern tied Nelson for game-high honors with 18 points. He added five assists and four rebounds. Seilern was 5-for-7 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the free throw line in the game.

The final Pacer in double figures was Ronald Zimmerman, who ended his efforts in the Pacer win with 14 points, four steals, three rebounds and one assist.

Paul Larsen just missed on his fourth consecutive double-double in the game. He claimed a game-high 10 boards to go along with his eight points. Larsen also had three assists, two blocks and one steal.

Two Bobcats concluded the game in double figures with Aaron Robinson leading the way for Georgia College in its loss with 17 points.

USCA ended its win shooting 47.3 percent (26-for-55) as a team.

The Pacers knocked down 50 percent (12-for-24) of their 3-point attempts as a team.

Georgia College closed out its loss shooting 45.6 percent (26-for-57) as a team.

The Bobcats only hit three of their 15 (20 percent) 3-point attempts as a team in the game.

Winners of 23 of its last 24 regular-season home games, USCA will next welcome league foe Francis Marion to the Convocation Center on Saturday, Jan. 26. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.