November 28, 2008

Lady Saints Set to Host X-Trem Shootout

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Dahlonega, Ga. – The North Georgia women’s basketball team will host the X-Trem Shootout over the weekend as three schools from three different states will come to Memorial Hall for the Thanksgiving Tournament.

With a pair games each day, North Georgia, Carson-Newman, the University of West Alabama, and the University of West Georgia will clash on Friday and Saturday as the four teams continue early season action.

All the action is set to tip-off Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. as Carson-Newman takes on West Georgia, followed by North Georgia opposing West Alabama at 6:00 p.m. Saturday will match up West Alabama and Carson-Newman at 2:00 p.m., followed by North Georgia and West Georgia squaring off at 4:00 p.m. in the final game of the X-Trem Shootout.

North Georgia (2-1) looks to continue their hot streak after taking out Mars Hill College 73-66 on Monday evening in the Lady Saints’ home opener. Senior Syretha Marble took control with 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead North Georgia’s second-half surge to pick up the seven-point win.

West Alabama (0-3) will search for its first win of the season after falling 67-54 to Delta State on Tuesday afternoon in the Tigers home opener. Newcomer Keiara Middleton led the Red and White in scoring with 12 points, followed by 11 points from Jenni Thomley. Valerie Harris pulled down a team-leading eight rebounds.

West Georgia (3-1) looks to get back on track after falling on Monday night against instate-rival Columbus State, and suffering their first set back of the season 68-46 on the road. The Wolves could not get the lid of their respective basket all night from all aspects of the floor, shooting a season low 33% (16-of-48) from the field, and 48% (12-of-25) from the charity stripe. The Wolves are ranked 21st in the latest USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25.

Carson-Newman (3-0) remaining perfect last Saturday as they knocked off 24th-ranked Anderson University 80-68 on the road. Ashley Kyle led the Lady Eagles with 15 points, while Shari Buford and Ashley Tipton added 14 points apiece. The Lady Eagles used a 13-0 run in the first half to break the game open get away with the road victory. Carson-Newman received nine votes in the latest USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25.