Women's Basketball Outlasts USC Aiken, 65-59, In Overtime

Women's Basketball Outlasts USC Aiken, 65-59, In Overtime

AIKEN, S.C. - The Armstrong State University women's basketball team opened up overtime on a 9-2 run to come away with a 65-59 Peach Belt Conference victory over host USC Aiken on Monday evening in Aiken, S.C.

The win also halted a five-game losing streak for the Pirates (8-15, 4-10 PBC), while USC Aiken falls to 13-11 overall and 9-6 in the PBC with the loss. Armstrong State returns to action on Wednesday, hosting Lander in a 5:30 p.m. Peach Belt contest at Alumni Arena.

With USC Aiken leading by two, 52-50, Armstrong State junior Mercedes Jenkins hit two free throws with 32 seconds remaining in overtime to force overtime.

Senior Lauren Woods' two free throws one minute into overtime sparked a 9-2 run over the next two and a half minutes to build a 61-54 lead. Junior Machala Raymonville had a three-pointer and two free throws in the run, and Jenkins added a bucket. 

USC Aiken cut the lead to four, 63-59, on a free throw by Kate Duff with 12 seconds left, but Raymonville iced the game with a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left.

Raymonville led a trio of Pirates in double figures on the night with 17 points on 4-of-11 shooting from three-point range and 5-of-6 free throws. Jenkins finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists, while Woods finished with 14 points.

Kwajelin Farrar led the Pacers with 15 points, while Jasmine Coach added 11 points.