USC-Aiken knocks off Anderson
Pacers’ DeGraffinreed leads way with 11 points and three steals
AIKEN, S.C. -- Four different players finished in double figures for No. 18 South Carolina-Aiken on Monday. The Pacers picked up their sixth consecutive victory with a 71-63 non-conference win against Anderson.
USC Aiken (7-1) looked as if it would run away with the game early, going up by as many as 21 on Anderson (5-4) with 7:32 remaining in the first half.
Anderson would close the first half on a 21-6 run to pull within six, 35-29 at the halftime break.
In the second half, Anderson would narrow the deficit to two points, but USC Aiken would be able to withstand the Trojan charge and hold on for the eight-point win.
The Pacers finished the game shooting 42.2 percent (27-for-64) as a team. Anderson shot 42.6 percent (23-for-54) as a team.
The USC Aiken defense forced Anderson into 20 turnovers and converted the miscues into 23 points.
Hannah DeGraffinreed led the victorious effort with 11 points, four assists, three steals and three rebounds. She also had a block.
Daniela Tarailo scored 10 points and had a career-high five assists while Kayla Harris dropped 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Porsha Martin came off the bench to net 10 points and grab six rebounds, five of which were offensive.
Lindsay Sundberg just missed on her first-career double-double with a career-high nine rebounds to go along with eight points. Sundberg had a career-high tying two blocks in the Pacers' win.
Emily Willoughby was Anderson’s leading scorer with 15 points. She scored all her points from beyond the arc where she was 5-8.