Closer look at Thursday's games in Peach Belt Conference tournament

kprice@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 5, 2014 

Georgia College vs. Armstrong Atlantic

When: 1 p.m.

Records: Georgia College 16-10, 9-10; Armstrong Atlantic 19-6, 14-5.

Seeding: Georgia College is No. 4 from West; Armstrong Atlantic is No. 1 from East.

Earlier meeting: Armstrong Atlantic won 86-79 on Saturday.

Probable lineups: Georgia College--F Abby Slocumb, Sr., 6-0; 2.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg.; G LaRice Walker, Fr. 5-6, 8.0 ppg, 2.8 apg; G Enisha Donley, Jr. 5-10, 16.3 ppg. 5.1 rpg; G Brandi McKinney, Sr. 5-7, 13.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg; G Shanteona Keys, Jr., 5-8, 15.1 ppg. 6.0 rpg; Armstrong Atlantic--F/C Mauri Wells, Sr. 6-0, 7.3 ppg; 7.2 rpg; F Amber Howell, Jr. 5-11, 8.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg; G Stephenie Coney, Sr., 5-2, 6.2 ppg, 4.0 apg; G Tyler Carlson, Sr., 5-6, 12. ppg; 3.2 rpg; G Bryonna Davis, Sr., 5-8, 14.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg.

You need to know: After winning back-to-back games in early February, Georgia College has lost 5-of-6. … Georgia College qualified for the tournament despite finishing fifth in the West as Young Harris was not eligible for the postseason. … Armstrong Atlantic has won its last 10 games. … The last time Armstrong Atlantic was a No. 1 seed was in 2003. The Lady Pirates won the tournament that season.

North Georgia vs. USC Aiken

When: 3 p.m.

Records: North Georgia 21-5, 15-4; USC Aiken 11-17, 9-10.

Seeding: North Georgia is No. 2 from West; USC Aiken is No. 3 from East.

Earlier meeting: North Georgia beat USC Aiken 92-84 in overtime.

Probable lineups: North Georgia--F Mimi Hill, Sr. 6-3; 24.0 ppg; 8.3 rpg; G Cierra Jackson, So., 5-7, 7.9 ppg; 4.5 rpg; G Jordan Livesay, Fr., 5-8; 5.7 ppg; 3.7 rpg; G Molly Rainwater, So., 5-6, 7.6 ppg; 2.1 apg; G Stephanie Huffman, Jr, 5-9, 14.1 ppg. 9.3 rpg.

USC Aiken--F Porsha Martin, Sr., 5-10, 10.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg; F Mariah Durian, So., 5-11, 10.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg; G Courtney Mealing, Jr., 5-8; 10.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg; G Mackenzie Reese, Jr., 5-10; 11.6 ppg, 3.3 apg; G Amaura Brandt, Fr, 5-8, 8-0 ppg, 4.2 rpg.

You need to know: North Georgia has won 7-of-9 with the only two losses in the past month being to Young Harris. … USC Aiken has won 4-of-5.

Columbus State vs. Flagler

When: 5 p.m.

Records: Columbus State 18-7, 13-6; Flagler 12-14, 10-9.

Seeding: Columbus State is No. 3 from West; Flagler is No. 2 from East.

Earlier meeting: Columbus State won 79-74.

Probable lineups:

Columbus State--F Chatil Bradford, Sr., 5-10, 15.7 ppg, 8.1 rpg; F Carrie Washington, 7.0 ppg, 10.6 rpg, Jr, 6-0; G Britteny Tatum, 7.0 ppg, 3.0 apg, Fr., 5-6; G Tae Smith, 14.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, Sr. 5-5; G Asha Alexander, Sr., 5-9; 13.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg.

Flagler--G Williesha Spencer, Sr. 5-3, 21.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg; C Treva Mason, Jr., 5-10, 10.0 ppg; 10.0 rpg; F Simone High, Sr. 5-10, 7.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg; G Christian Brown, Sr. 5-6, 6.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg; G Allie Mano, So. 5-6, 3.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg.

You need to know: Christina Brown is a former Northside High standout. … Simone High played for Kendrick. … Flagler has won three straight after losing the previous four. … Spencer broke the school's single-season scoring record in the win over GRU-Augusta on Saturday. … Columbus State is No. 5 in the latest NCAA Southeast Region poll. … Columbus State lost its last two games, at North Georgia and at Clayton State. Before that, the Lady Cougars had won 9-of-10. … CSU has lost four straight years in the opening round of the tournament.

Clayton State vs. Lander

When: 7 p.m.

Records: Clayton State 21-5, 16-3; Lander 12-16, 7-12.

Seeding: Clayton State No. 1 from West; Lander No. 4 from East.

Earlier meeting: Clayton State won 87-75.

Probable lineups: Clayton State--G Tiayra Green, So. 5-9, 8.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg; C Shacamra Jackson, Sr. 6-1, 15.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg; C Andrea Benford, So., 5-10, 12.4 ppg, 7.3 rpg; G Bena Hanyard, Sr. 5-7, 11.8 ppg, 3.1 apg; G Kayla Pryce, So., 5-6, 5.3 ppg, 4.0 apg.

Lander--F Portia McCray, Jr., 5-10, 11.1 ppg, 6-0 rpg; F Alexis Armstrong, Fr. 5-9, 11.1 ppg, 9.0 rpg; G Ty'Hesha Reynolds, Fr. 5-5, 12.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg; G Alyssia Watkins, Fr. 5-7, 8.5 ppg, 2.0 apg; G Kayla West, Jr. 5-5, 14.2 ppg, 3.4 apg.

You need to know: Clayton State has won its last 13, since a three-game losing streak in early January. … Clayton State has won the PBC regular-season championship four straight years. … Clayton State won last year's PBC tournament. … Lander beat Francis Marion 64-61 on Saturday to earn the final berth in the tournament.

-- Kevin Price

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