Notebook: Things Are Quite Peachy
Feb. 10, 2010
By Amy Farnum
ALL EYES ON THE PEACH BELT: After avenging its’ only Peach Belt Conference loss and stretching its’ winning streak to five games, No. 7 Augusta State has another tough slate ahead this week as the Jaguars host No. 14 Georgia College & State and Montevallo – the two top teams in the league’s West Division.
ASU topped USC Aiken on Feb. 3 at home to extend its home winning streak to 24 games and home PBC winning streak to 21. USC Aiken is the only PBC team to defeat the Jags this season. ASU then went on the road for wins over Lander and UNC Pembroke on Feb. 6 and 8 to improve to 20-2, recording the program’s fourth straight 20-win season.
The Jaguars, leaders of the PBC East Division at 12-1, host GC&SU on Feb. 11 as they look to hand the PBC West Division leader (11-0) its first loss in league play.
Two days later on Feb. 13, ASU will once again be in the spotlight as the Jaguars host Montevallo for the Division II Game of the Week on the CBS College Sports Network. The nationally-televised game will be broadcast at 12 p.m. ET. Montevallo stands tied for second place in the PBC West Division standings at 8-3. The Jaguars lead the nation in rebound margin (+13.0 pg).
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WARRIORS KEEP WINNING: East Stroudsburg is probably anxious to get back on the court after having its last two games postponed due to snowstorms, and the Warriors are scheduled to get that chance in a make-up game against Bloomsburg on Feb. 11.
The Warriors boast their highest-ever national ranking at No. 12 on the merits of a 19-1 record and six-game winning streak, and currently own first place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East standings. ESU will be shooting for its first 20-win since the 1991-92 season.
Freshman forward Marcus Brown picked up his first PSAC East Freshman of the Week after for his 10-point, six-rebound performance in the Warriors’ 72-63 win against Millersville on Feb. 3 in their only game of the week.
MAV-ELOUS: Fresh off earning its highest ranking in school history at No. 9 in the NABC Division II Top 25, the Mavs staved off an upset bid from Western State on Feb. 9, pulling out a 68-62 victory as they improved their winning streak to 11 games.
Mike Dominguez, the reigning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division Player of the Week, scored the team’s final six points – all free throws – to seal the road victory. He finished the contest with 16 points, four steals and three assists.
Last week, Dominguez netted 35 points against Fort Lewis for his fourth 30-point outing of the season, and followed it up with 18 points and eight rebounds versus Adams State the next night. He paces the team in scoring with 21.0 points per game, reaching double-digits in all but one contest this season.
The Mavs look to remain flawless in RMAC play at Western New Mexico on Feb. 13.
GREEN DAY: Midwestern State moved into sole possession of first place in the Lone Star Conference South Division standings after sweeping Tarleton State in a pair of games last week.
Senior guard Craig Green began the week with eight points and six rebounds in the Mustangs’ 66-49 win on Feb. 3 before exploding for a career-high 33 points to lead MSU to a 72-69 victory against the Texans four days later. The native of Keller, Texas, netted 17 of the Mustangs’ 22 points in the final 8:30 of the contest. He was named LSC South Offensive Player of the Week for his contributions.
No. 7 Midwestern State is off to its best start in school history at 21-1 and aims to stretch its seven-game winning streak at West Texas A&M on Feb. 10.