February 25, 2013

Hill Named Peach Belt Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week

AUGUSTA, Ga. – University of North Georgia women's basketball player Mimi Hill has been named the Peach Belt Conference women's basketball Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.

In the Saints' two wins this past week, Hill averaged 34 points and eight rebounds while helping North Georgia remain in playoff contention. For the week she shot 58% from the floor, hit all five of her three-point attempts and all 13 of her free throws. With her efforts, Hill is now ranked in the PBC's top-10 in scoring and is also ninth in blocked shots and free throw percentage.

The junior forward from Gainesville, Ga. started her week off by scoring a career-high 41 points against Young Harris, a school single-game record in the NCAA era and tied for the most in a single game in the PBC this season. In that game, she hit all four of her three-pointers and added 10 rebounds with five coming off the offensive glass.

Hill followed that up with 27 points and six rebounds against Lander, adding two assists, two steals and a blocked shot.

In the last three weeks, Hill has averaged 27.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game while shooting an impressive 60.2% (65-108) from the field. In those three weeks, she has set her career-high in points three different times and also set a new career-high in rebounds at 13 while averaging 35.5 minutes per game.

The North Georgia women's basketball team will close out the regular season with a 5:30 p.m. West Division game at Georgia Southwestern State University on Saturday, Mar. 2. The Saints will be looking to complete the season-sweep over the Hurricanes after defeating GSW 71-42 on January 24. With a win over the Hurricanes this coming weekend, the Saints will punch their ticket to the PBC Tournament next week.