USC-Aiken wins 11th in a row
DeGraffinreed led the Pacers with 13 points and nine rebounds
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – No. 13 University of South Carolina Aiken picked up its 11th consecutive win in a 66-43 victory against Georgia College in Peach Belt action on Saturday afternoon at the Centennial Center.
USC Aiken's 11 victories in a row ties the school record for most consecutive wins. The last time a Pacer women's basketball squad won 11 games in a row came in the 2001-02 season (Nov. 20, 2001-Jan. 16, 2002).
USC Aiken (12-1, 5-0 PBC) is also now 17-0 in the last two seasons when holding its foes to under 50 points after Saturday's victory against Georgia College (3-11, 1-4 PBC). The Pacers have held their last three foes to under 50 points.
The Pacers concluded the dominating win shooting 43.1 percent (22-for-51) as a team. USC Aiken held Georgia College to just 24.5 percent (12-for-49) shooting as team.
Three Pacers finished in double figures with Hannah DeGraffinreed leading the way with 13 points and nine rebounds. She claimed four of her nine boards on the offensive glass. DeGraffinreed was 4-for-5 from the field in the Pacer victory.
Both Brittany Hill and Daniela Tarailo acquired 10 points in the USC Aiken win. Hill also had four rebounds and two assists. Tarailo had five steals to go along with her 10 points.
Shanteona Keys scored 22 of Georgia College's 43 points in the game. She was the only Bobcat in double figures.
Georgia College commenced the contest by scoring the first four points of the game. USC Aiken would take over from there, closing the half on a 31-15 run to take a 31-19 lead into intermission.
USC Aiken shot 42 percent (11-for-26) in the first half. The Pacers led by as many as 15 points in the first half.
The stifling Pacer defense held Georgia College to just five made field goals in the first stanza. The Bobcats shot just 22 percent (5-of-23) as a team in the first half of action.
Georgia College would not be able to get any closer in the second half.
USC Aiken would lead by as many as 24 with under four minutes left in the second half before emerging with the 23-point win.