December 14, 2011

Lady Saints Use Balanced Scoring to Soar Past Bobcats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Steve Cunha,
Sjcunh2033@northgeorgia.edu

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia women's basketball team opened Peach Belt Conference play with a 65-57 victory over Georgia College Wednesday night at Memorial Hall. 

The Lady Saints (4-2, 1-0 PBC) started the game on a 7-0 run and never looked back, handing Georgia College (2-6, 0-1 PBC) their sixth loss in their last seven games.

North Georgia had their most balanced attack of the season with three starters scoring in double figures. The Lady Saints controlled the tempo throughout the game, never surrendering the lead. 

The Bobcats cut the Lady Saints to lead to one with just over six minutes remaining in the opening half, but North Georgia responded by holding Georgia College to just two points for the remainder of the half to take a 29-23 lead into the break.

The Lady Saints pulled away early in the second half thanks in part to timely scoring and stellar defense. North Georgia forced eight turnovers and held the Bobcats to 31 percent shooting from the field. 

Jaymee Carnes led the offense charge once again for the Lady Saints, registering her sixth straight double-double and pouring in a game-high 23 points and grabbing 11 boards.

Lindsey Moss was dominant in her 2011-12 debut, picking up where she left off last season scoring 18 points, grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds and dishing out seven assists. 

Freshman Stephanie Huffman continued to impress early in the season, having her strongest game of the year scoring 11 points and grabbing nine boards.

Shanteona Keys paced the Bobcats' offensively scoring 18 points, while Belinda Schaafsma and Krysta Lewis each added 10 points respectively. 

North Georgia opened conference play with a victory for the third consecutive season.

The Lady Saints return to the hardwood on Saturday, December 17, when they host Young Harris in a non-conference matchup with tipoff scheduled for 2:00 p.m.