March 3, 2009

Lyons and Rowe Tabbed as 2008-09 All-Conference

AUGUSTA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference announced the 2009 men’s basketball All-Conference team on the eve of the PBC Tournament, and LaBrian Lyons was named second-team All-PBC, while Anthony Rowe picked up third-team honors by the conference.

LaBrian Lyons was fifth in the Peach Belt Conference in scoring at 15.4 points per game, scoring 20+ points on six different occasions. The senior had a season-high 27 points the second game of the season, knocking down five three-pointers and going 10-16 from the field. Lyons was 7th in the conference in three-point field goal percentage at 40.1 percent and 4th in three-point field goals per game at 2.28. He was third in the PBC in minutes played at 32.92 minutes per contest, and 13th in the league in free throw percentage at 74.5 percent.

Anthony Rowe led the Peach Belt Conference at 8.6 rebounds per game while averaging 11.5 points per contest. The senior shot 53.6 percent from the field and recorded 37 blocked shots, good for fifth in the league. Rowe had 11 double-doubles and recorded a season-high 30 points against Augusta State on January 17. He also had a season-high 19 rebounds against Georgia College & State University on January 7. The senior has accumulated 1,130 points in his four-year PBC career and pulled down 745 rebounds.

The Saints will travel to USC Aiken, the site of the PBC Tournament, on Thursday evening as they prepare to take on 24th-ranked GCSU in the quarterfinal round on Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.





2009 Peach Belt Conference
Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team

First Team
Chris Commons, USC Aiken
Shaun Keaton, GCSU
Ben Madgen, Augusta State
Garret Siler, Augusta State
Dwight Tolbert, Armstrong Atlantic State

Second Team
Javonte Clanton, USC Aiken
Josh Dollard, USC Aiken
LaBrian Lyons, North Georgia
Brian Moultrie, Armstrong Atlantic State
Anthony Sargent, Georgia Southwestern

Third Team
Fred Braithewaite, Augusta State
Kevin Clark, Francis Marion
Bernard Fields, Clayton State
Sean Miller, Columbus State
Anthony Rowe, North Georgia

Player of the Year
Chris Commons, USC Aiken

Freshman of the Year
Evan Mobley, Georgia Southwestern

Coach of the Year
Terry Sellers, GCSU