January 5, 2009

North Georgia Defeated Late by Pirates in PBC play

Box Score

DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia found themselves with an early lead Monday night, but Armstrong Atlantic used their powerful offense to come back and pick up the 74-67 victory over the Saints in Peach Belt Conference action.

North Georgia falls to 6-3 overall and 0-3 in the PBC, while Armstrong continues to stay hot as they improve to 9-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference.

The Pirates won the game on the boards, outrebounding North Georgia 50-30, including 20 offensive rebounds and 15 second-chance points, which ultimately doomed the Saints down the stretch.

Both teams were shaky from the free throw line as North Georgia was just 55 percent (10-18) from the stripe, while Armstrong Atlantic shot 65 percent (17-26) from the foul line.

The Saints were led by Andre Morgan who collected 20 points and seven steals, while LaBrian Lyons added 14 points and Michael Moynihan chipped in 11.

The Pirates had a trio of players in double figures as Keron McKenzie led the way with 15 points on 4-10 shooting.

North Georgia will look to pick up their first PBC win of the season on Wednesday evening as they play host to GCSU at 7:30 p.m.