FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s basketball teams will both play host to Augusta State University for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader, Wednesday evening (Jan. 18).
The women’s game will tip-off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 7:30 p.m.
The FMU women’s team (6-6, 4-2) has won three straight PBC contests to climb into fourth place in the conference standings. Senior Danielle Moore continues to lead FMU with averages of 16.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, after a week that saw her average 23.5 ppg. In winning last week’s two games, Francis Marion never trailed. The Patriots tied a PBC single-game record with 14 blocked shots Saturday at Columbus State University, and sophomore Shavone Mack’s nine blocks came within two of the PBC and FMU single-game records.
Augusta State (6-9, 1-5) has dropped four of its last five games. The Lady Jaguars are led in scoring and rebounding by junior forward Tamala Turner (10.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg).
FMU leads the women’s series 16-13, including a pair of wins last year. The Patriots are 108-23 in their last 131 home games in the Smith University Center.
The Patriot men (7-6, 2-4) and the ASU men (6-7, 2-4) are tied for seventh place in the PBC standings. Augusta State leads the all-time series 23-9, including a season sweep in 2004-05.
Seniors Vony Rivers (14.2 ppg) and George Walker (13.5 ppg) continue to lead the Patriots in scoring, although last week five FMU players averaged in double digits.
Sophomore forward Tyrekus Bowman (13.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg), freshman Matt Scott (12.8 ppg) and senior guard Karim Telfer (12.3 ppg, 6.2 assists per game) pace the Jaguar attack.