Augusta University comes up empty in loss to Clayton State

Augusta University comes up empty in loss to Clayton State
Augusta University comes up empty in loss to Clayton State
nAUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team hosted its third Peach Belt Conference game in six days on Monday night and fell 85-72 to the Clayton State Lakers in Christenberry Fieldhouse. Clayton State has now won eight in a row and sit second place in the PBC, while AU has dropped three straight and are fifth in the league.

The PBC game moved Augusta to 13-11 overall and 10-8 in the league, while Clayton State is now 17-5 and 15-3.

Leading the Jaguars offensively, rookie Shawn Moss hit four three-pointers and totaled 13 points. Senior Kyle Doyle and sophomore Mikkel Kolstad also scored 13 each, while Doyle added seven rebounds and Kolstad four assists and boards. AU senior Tamyrik Fields and junior Aaron Byrd each scored 10 in the loss.

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University women’s basketball team hosted its third Peach Belt Conference game in six days on Monday night and fell 64-49 to the Clayton State Lakers in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

The PBC game moved Augusta to 4-18 overall and 2-16 in the league, while Clayton State is now 13-11 and 10-8.

Ashleigh Outler had 16 points for the Jaguars to lead the scoring, while senior Jahmia Bradley carded 13 points. Junior Brianna Middleton grabbed 14 rebounds overall and had 10 on the offensive side. Augusta outrebounded the Lakers 38-34, but the Clayton State bench scored 23 points and they had 30 in the paint. Each team matched four fast-break points, but after leading early, the Jaguars couldn’t overcome CSU.

Senior Joshlyn Belcher hit a three pointer and Outler connected on back-to-back-to-back treys to open the offense for Augusta. AU led 18-14 after the first period, but Clayton State went on a 5-0 run to start the second. The Jags got another three pointer when Bradley buried one in the corner and slowed down the Laker offense.The Lakers rolled on and outscored AU 21-8 in the second period and after they took the lead with 5:20 on the clock before halftime, they never trailed again.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (Augusta University Athletics) – The Augusta University men’s basketball team hosted its third Peach Belt Conference game in six days on Monday night and fell 85-72 to the Clayton State Lakers in Christenberry Fieldhouse. Clayton State has now won eight in a row and sit second place in the PBC, while AU has dropped three straight and are fifth in the league.

The PBC game moved Augusta to 13-11 overall and 10-8 in the league, while Clayton State is now 17-5 and 15-3.

Leading the Jaguars offensively, rookie Shawn Moss hit four three-pointers and totaled 13 points. Senior Kyle Doyle and sophomore Mikkel Kolstad also scored 13 each, while Doyle added seven rebounds and Kolstad four assists and boards. AU senior Tamyrik Fields and junior Aaron Byrd each scored 10 in the loss.

Clayton State made 13 more free throws than Augusta and outscored AU 52-37 in the second half.

The Lakers enjoyed a 12-2 run to begin the game. Augusta chipped away at the lead, and a three pointer from Moss brought AU into a 19-18 game. Back-to-back jumpers from Kolstad put the Jags on top and forced a tight game down to the first-half whistle. The score in the last five minutes of the opening half stayed within a four point differential, with Augusta owning a 35-33 halftime advantage.

The second half stayed a four-point game down to the 7:00 minute mark, when the Lakers took over to lead by five. With 5:00 to play, Clayton State was up 68-61 and they outlasted Augusta for their eighth win.

Augusta heads to Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 14 for a 7:30 p.m. PBC tipoff against the Patriots.

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