Jaguars edge Patriot Women 59-56 despite 27 by Adderton

Jaguars edge Patriot Women 59-56 despite 27 by Adderton

FLORENCE, SC – Despite a double-double performance from junior forward Kiana Adderton that included 27 points and 10 rebounds, Francis Marion University dropped a 59-56 nail biter to Augusta University, Wednesday (Feb. 12) evening in Peach Belt Conference women's action. The game was FMU's annual Play 4 Kay game.

Francis Marion (11-10, 7-8) will open a 3-game road swing beginning this weekend (Saturday) at Clayton State University at 1:30 p.m. The Patriots will then travel to Georgia College on Feb. 19 and Lander University on Feb. 22, before returning to host UNC Pembroke for Senior Night on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Adderton connected on 11-of-22 shots to register her sixth game this season with at least 24 points.

FMU freshman guard Scarlett Gilmore scored 11 points, while senior 6-2 center Tatyana McClaney added nine points, five rebounds, and five blocked shots. McClaney moved into sixth place on the program's all-time blocked shots list with 127, passing Kathy Flaten a member of the 1986 national championship squad. Junior guard Camryn Johnson directed the Patriot offense on Wednesday by handing out a career-high nine assists.

Augusta was led by junior guard Zairya West with17 points and six rebounds. Teammates Kennedi Manning and Cameryn Wilson each posted 11 points for the Jaguars.

The score was knotted 25-25 at halftime, and with nine minute remaining in the contest it was deadlocked at 43-43.  A jump shot by Adderton pulled FMU within 53-52 with 3:33 left, but Augusta scored the next five points to secure the road win.

 

Post-game comments from FMU head coach Jeri Porter

 

02/12/20 5:30 pm at Florence, SC (Smith University Center)
AUGUSTA 59, FRANCIS MARION 56
AUGUSTA (8-15,5-10 Peach)
Zairya West 4-11 5-8 17; Kennedi Manning 4-10 3-6 11; Cameryn Wilson 5-8 1-1
11; Jaelyn Autman 3-10 2-4 8; Ashleigh Boulin 2-3 1-2 5; Asia Harrison 0-6
4-4 4; Mechella Davis 1-1 0-1 2; Moneisha Goldsboroug 0-3 1-2 1; Stella
Logbognon 0-2 0-0 0; Kiera Howard 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 17-28 59.
FRANCIS MARION (11-10,7-8 Peach)
Kiana Adderton 11-22 3-3 27; Scarlett Gilmore 4-10 1-2 11; Tatyana McClaney
4-5 1-3 9; Zaria Woods 1-4 2-3 4; Macy Passmore 1-2 0-2 3; Camryn Johnson
1-1 0-2 2; Khamele Manning 0-0 0-0 0; Briana White 0-1 0-0 0; Taylor Simmons
0-1 0-0 0; Kristian Wall 0-3 0-2 0. Totals 22-49 7-17 56.
Augusta.......................       17    8   18   16  -   59
Francis Marion................    9   16   13   18  -   56
3-point goals--Augusta 4-10 (Zairya West 4-6; Cameryn Wilson 0-1; Asia
Harrison 0-2; Kiera Howard 0-1), Francis Marion 5-14 (Scarlett Gilmore 2-5;
Kiana Adderton 2-5; Macy Passmore 1-2; Taylor Simmons 0-1; Kristian Wall
0-1). Fouled out--Augusta-None, Francis Marion-None. Rebounds--Augusta 33
(Jaelyn Autman 8), Francis Marion 36 (Kiana Adderton 10). Assists--Augusta
11 (Asia Harrison 3), Francis Marion 16 (Camryn Johnson 9). Total
fouls--Augusta 20, Francis Marion 21. Technical fouls--None. A-898