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USC Aiken women's basketball falls to Georgia Southwestern

Feb. 14—The USC Aiken women's basketball team lost a 66-50 contest to Georgia Southwestern on Wednesday.

The Pacers are now 4-19 on the season and 0-13 in conference play.

Head coach Mark Miller's team was led by Annalise Malone, who notched 13 points and two steals off the bench. Jentri Worley and Marta Rivera added 12 and eight points respectively, with Worley totaling five rebounds and three assists.

The Pacers found themselves down 14-2 to start the first quarter. The team began clawing back and made it an 18-9 game at the end of the first quarter with two unanswered buckets. Malone led the team with three points, all coming from the charity stripe.

In the second period, the team was able to pull within four at the 5:33 mark on a Destiny Harman three-point bucket. The Hurricanes would go on a 16-4 run of their own to close the first half. At intermission, the score was 38-22.

Rivera got the third quarter scoring started for the Pacers with four points in the first two minutes and change of the second half. Worley added a three of her own shortly after. The Pacers outscored the Hurricanes 15-12 in the third period cutting the deficit to 13.

Malone added another bucket and her first steal of the game to begin the final frame. She was able to pull the score within 10 off a jumper with 7:04 remaining. However, the Hurricanes managed to not let the Pacers get any closer the rest of the way.

Miller's team finished the game shooting 18-43 (41.9 percent) from the field and 12-14 from the free throw line (85.7 percent). The squad added 19 points off the bench.

The squad will be on the road Saturday afternoon for their next contest against Columbus State at 1:30 p.m.