North Georgia falls to Limestone in Overtime 89-82
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DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia men's basketball team dropped their third game in a row on Wednesday night at Memorial Hall, falling to Limestone 89-82 in overtime.
The Saints (4-4) led by 18 points with 15:11 left in the game but were unable to hold off the visiting Saints who fought back to force overtime and the eventual win.
Clarence Tillman converted on a put back to give his Saints the large lead and the potential blowout seemed to be on its way. Limestone had other ideas in mind.
Tillman finished with 21 points in the game and four rebounds. Tillman scored a layup with 31 seconds remaining in the game, before Limestone's Phillip Moultire converted a wide-open look to tie the game at 77.
Chaun Tinney would miss the buzzer-beating three-pointer with three seconds left to send the game into the first overtime of the year for North Georgia.
Tinney had a good all-around game finishing with seven points, five rebounds and five assists.
North Georgia was led by Scott Windom who had a game-high 26 points to go along with his 12 rebounds. Windom hit five of his 11 three-point attempts to break Limestone out of their 2-3 zone defense.
Pat Moynihan also added a double-double of his own ending the game with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Limestone (5-4) opened the overtime period on a 6-0 run and opened up an 8-point lead with just under two minutes to play. The Saints held North Georgia to just one field goal in overtime and forced them to shoot just 1-for-16 from the field to earn the road win.
The visiting Saints were led by Josh Corry who burned North Georgia from outside all night converting on seven of his 14 three-point attempts.
Charles Blue finished with a double-double scoring 14 points and totaling 10 rebounds.
Limestone got huge contributions off their bench outscoring North Georgia's bench 47-11.
The Saints return to the hardwood in hopes of ending their current losing skid. North Georgia hosts Georgia College on December 14 for their first conference game of the season. Tip-off will follow the women's game at 7:30 PM.