November 29, 2011

Lady Saints Cruise Past Truett-McConnell in Memorial Hall

Contact: Joey Daniels,

DAHLONEGA, GA - The Lady Saints used a stymie defense to knock off Truett-McConnell on Tuesday night, 65-31, in a non-conference game at Memorial Hall.

North Georgia (3-2) held the visiting Bears to just 25.5 percent (13-51) from the field and used 29 points from Jaymee Carnes to move back over the .500 mark on the season.

Carnes finished with her fifth double-double in as many games, adding 17 rebounds to her game-high 29 points and five blocks. She also finished a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line.

The Lady Saints held Truett-McConnell to a new school-record 31 points allowed. North Georgia forced 21 turnovers and only allowed the Bears to convert on 15 of their 63 total shots from the field. The previous record was 39 points allowed, as the Lady Saints held Young Harris to the total last season.

Jessica Trice and Jasmine Manning both finished in double figures, coming off the bench scoring 10 points apiece. Manning also totaled seven rebounds.

Stephanie Huffman added five assists, while Crystal Moore finished with a season-high eight points.

North Georgia had a cold shooting night of their own, finishing 32.4 percent (24-74) from the field. The Lady Saints only converted on three of their 17 three-point attempts as well. They picked a good night however to have an off night, forcing Truett-McConnell into an even worse one.

The Bears (1-6) were led by Kelsey Montgomery who finished with 12 points and six rebounds.

North Georgia has two weeks off before playing their first conference game of the season against Georgia College. That tip is set for 5:30 PM on Wednesday, December 14, in Memorial Hall.