CLINTON, S.C. – Freshman Shamani Stafford scored a game-high 18 points and senior Salina Virola added a double-double as the Presbyterian College women’s basketball team defeated Augusta 65-47 in an exhibition game at the Templeton Center on Sunday.
How It Happened
The Blue Hose outscored the Jaguars 21-7 in the third quarter en route to an 18-point win. Over that 5:32 run, PC had five players score at least two points, with Stafford leading the charge with six points. Kiara Jackson and Virola each added four points.
Augusta battled hard in the first half, overcoming a 7-0 run by PC in the early going. At the half, the game was tied 28-28.
Stafford led all scorers with 18 points. She went 7-of-15 from the floor and 2-of-4 for three. Oliva Swantson led Augusta with 15 points with most of her points coming off 4-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc.
Virola posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, a game-high, in just 15 minutes played. In total, PC had four players in double figures with Kacie Hall and Bria Gibbs each scoring 11 points.
Presbyterian College will officially start the 2018-19 season at Tennessee on November 11 at 2 p.m.