From soccer player to XC runner, AU’s Taylor has perfect season in imperfect 2020

Augusta’s Mackenzie Taylor nears the finish line en route to the Peach Belt Conference championship. (photo by David Troyer, special to the Bell Ringer)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports editor

In a year far from perfect, Augusta University women’s cross-country runner Mackenzie Taylor remained perfect. Continue reading “From soccer player to XC runner, AU’s Taylor has perfect season in imperfect 2020”

Georgia College downs Jaguars in PBC Tournament opener

Rafael Monteiro (22) goes up for two of his 19 points in the PBC quarterfinal loss to Georgia College. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports writer

The Augusta University men’s basketball team suffered an 85-75 loss to Georgia College in the first round of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament on Wednesday, March 4, at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Georgia College downs Jaguars in PBC Tournament opener”

Monteiro leads Jaguar men to win over Georgia College in overtime thriller on Senior Day

Senior Rafael Monteiro (22) puts in two of his 25 points to lead Augusta to an overtime win over Georgia College. (photo by Carlos Rodriguez)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports writer

For the fourth time this season, the Augusta University men’s basketball team avenged a loss they suffered on the road. This time it was against Georgia College who defeated AU back on Jan, 25, in Milledgeville, 69-66. Continue reading “Monteiro leads Jaguar men to win over Georgia College in overtime thriller on Senior Day”

Augusta gets a 74-64 Peach Belt win over Columbus State

Tyshaun Crawford goes up for two of his 11 points in AU’s 74-64 win on Military Appreciation Day. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

Staff report |

Sophomore guard Miguel Arnold scored 16 points, and senior forward Rafael Monteiro had 15 and six rebounds as the Augusta Jaguars took a 74-64 win over Columbus State on Saturday, Feb. 1, before a Military Appreciation Day crowd of 2,209 at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Augusta gets a 74-64 Peach Belt win over Columbus State”

Behind Arnold and Cracknell, Jaguars defeat rival USC Aiken

Troy Cracknell (21) scored 15 points to help Augusta University to a big road win at USC Aiken; he made 12 free throws in the 79-71 victory. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports writer

The Augusta University men’s basketball team defeated Peach Belt Conference arch-rival USC Aiken 79-71 on Wednesday night, Jan. 29,  at the Convocation Center in Aiken, S.C. Continue reading “Behind Arnold and Cracknell, Jaguars defeat rival USC Aiken”

Augusta defeats UNC Pembroke 77-70 in PBC semifinals; will face USC Aiken in final

Tyree Myers makes a key three-pointer during a first-half run by the Jaguars, who advance to Sunday’s PBC Tournament final against rival USC AIken. (photo by Carlos Rodriguez)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Special to the Bell Ringer

The top-seeded Augusta University men’s basketball team defeated UNC Pembroke 77-70 in the semifinals of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament at Christenberry Fieldhouse on Saturday, March 9, in front of 1,311. Continue reading “Augusta defeats UNC Pembroke 77-70 in PBC semifinals; will face USC Aiken in final”

Jaguars defeat Columbus State 89-65 in PBC quarters

Forward Deane Williams goes up for two of his 26 points in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament quarterfinal with Columbus State. (staff photo)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Special to the Bell Ringer

The Augusta University men’s basketball team defeated Columbus State 89-65 in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference tournament Wednesday night, March 6, at Christenberry Fieldhouse. The win marks the 11th consecutive victory for the nationally ranked Jaguars (24-5). Continue reading “Jaguars defeat Columbus State 89-65 in PBC quarters”

Peach Belt basketball preview: Nationally ranked Jags open with Columbus St. (podcast)

Senior forward Deane Williams (24) leads the Jaguars in scoring, rebounds and blocked shots. (staff photo)

By Leeroy Francis Jr. |
Sports editor

The top-seeded Augusta University Jaguars open their bid for the Peach Belt Conference Tournament crown against Columbus State on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Jaguars (23-5) are on a 10-game winning streak and enter as the top seed in the league tourney. Coach Dip Metress’s team, ranked 15th in the NCAA Division II media poll and 24th in the coaches’ poll, won the PBC regular-season title by a game over second-place USC Aiken. Tonight’s winner moves on to the semifinals on Saturday. If AU wins tonight, the PBC semifinals and final will be played at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Following is a preview of this week’s tournament with a focus on the quarterfinal contest with Columbus State:

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Jaguars capture PBC regular-season championship

Deane Williams (24) had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead AU past Lander University and to a PBC regular-season title. (staff photo)

Staff report |

GREENWOOD, S.C.—The Augusta University men’s basketball team was crowned Peach Belt Conference regular-season champion after defeating Lander University 87-67 on Saturday, March 2, at Finis Horne Arena. Continue reading “Jaguars capture PBC regular-season championship”

Jaguars lock down 87-68 home win over Columbus State

Junior Rafael Monteiro (22) helped AU to a PBC victory over Columbus State at Christenberry Fieldhouse. (staff photo)

By Caleb Miller |
Contributor

The Augusta Jags secured their 12th Peach Belt Conference victory on Saturday, Feb. 9, with an 87-68 win over Columbus State.  Continue reading “Jaguars lock down 87-68 home win over Columbus State”