Lady Jags Fall To No. 10 Lander

AUGUSTA, Ga. - No. 10 Lander held off Augusta State, 63-56 on Saturday in a Peach Belt Conference matchup on Senior Night in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The loss also ended the Lady Jaguars 2010 season.

With the win, Lander improved to 24-2 on the season and 17-1 in the conference, while the loss dropped the Lady Jags to 1-26 overall and 0-17 in the league.

Junior guard Blaire Egardo paced the Lady Jags with a team-high 16 points, while senior Kirsten Stallings added 13 points and snagged seven rebounds. Senior Eboni Davis tallied nine assists, seven rebounds and booked six points.

Shannon McKever the Lady Bearcats with double-double including 16 points and 12 rebounds. Tasheba Butler added a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jasmine Judge had 10 points and snagged five rebounds, while Ciara Lyons added nine points.

The Lady Jags led the first half until the 7:37 mark, when Lander would use an 8-point spurt to go ahead by five with 6:31 left in the half. ASU would tie the game at 30-all with a 3-point shot from Waneta Carlisle. The Lady Jags led 37-36 at the end of the first half.

The Lady Bearcats came out of the half and tied the game 39-all at the 16:51 mark and then went ahead by four. ASU would tie the game at 45-all with 10:54 left in the game, but Lander quickly went ahead with a jumper from Brittni Johnson and would maintain the lead the rest of the game.

Lander outscored the Lady Jags 26-20 in the paint and forced 20 ASU turnovers. The Lady Bearcats shot 52.0 percent from the free-throw line, but connected on only 4-of-22 3-point attempts (18.2 percent).

Augusta State forced 18 Lander turnovers and shot 56.6 percent from the free-throw line, but shot only 37.5 percent from the field and connected on only 4-of-21 3-point attempts (19.0 percent).

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