Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan dropped their game to the Augusta Jaguars in a 55-43 final score on Saturday evening.
The Warriors shot 27.7% from the field and 26.7% from the three point line in the loss to the Jaguars. Aneysa Williams led the team with 13 points. She was followed by Brooke Henricks with nine and Lisana Burnett with seven. Southern Wesleyan had nine assists in the loss with Denisha Hall leading the team with three. She was followed by Lonesha Lee and Williams with two.
Southern Wesleyan recorded 29 rebounds in the loss. Lisana Burnett led the team with six. She was followed by Emily Waters and Aneysa Williams with four rebounds apiece. The Warriors had seven steals with Burnett and Denisha Hall each recording two.
Final: Augusta 55, Southern Wesleyan 43
Records: Southern Wesleyan (0-2) Augusta (1-1)
Coach Davis says…
"Foul trouble early on hurt us, but defensively we were able to keep Augusta close. I was proud that we competed to give our team a chance, but our offensive woes hurt us overall and Augusta hit two threes in critical situations. We have to take what happened this weekend and move forward with improvement. All of us are responsible to work harder at our craft and put a plan into place to make it happen. It will be a challenge that I will embrace."
How It Happened
Augusta struck first on a three point shot by Zairya West, however a three pointer by Aneysa Williams allowed Southern Wesleyan to tie the game 3-3. Southern Wesleyan took the lead on a three point jump shot by Brooke Henricks, but back to back shots by Asia Harrison allowed the Jaguars to regain the lead 9-6. Layups by Lisana Burnett and Lonesha Lee allowed the Warriors to regain the lead.
With the game tied up at twelve apiece, Kennedi Manning made a layup to put Augusta on top 14-12. Augusta continued to pull away from Southern Wesleyan with baskets by Manning and Ashleigh Boulin. They continued to push away from the Warriors, leading 23-12 at the half.
Southern Wesleyan kicked off the second half with a layup by Aneysa Williams, and then came to within 24-16 on a second basket by Williams. Baskets by Emily Waters and Denisha Hall put the Warriors within five points of Augusta. The Jaguars pushed ahead again, but Brooke Henricks sunk a three point shot to put the Warriors within four.
Down by 36-29 in the fourth quarter, Lisana Burnett made a layup to put the Warriors down five. The Jaguars continued to fight with back to back threes by Zairya West to put them ahead 44-35. However a three pointer by Brooke Henricks and jump shot by Santavia Macomson kept the Warriors within nine. Augusta won the game in a 55-43 final score.
Southern Wesleyan will next hit the road to Montgomery, AL to take on the Auburn Montgomery Warhawks on November 16 at 3 p.m. They will remain on the road on November 20 to take on the USC Aiken Pacers. They will then open up Conference Carolinas action on the road to Mount Olive, NC to take on the University of Mount Olive Trojans on November 23 at 2 p.m.