November 29, 2011

Young Harris Uses Big Run to Take Down North Georgia

Contact: Steve Cunha,

Young Harris, GA – The North Georgia men's basketball team dropped their second straight contest on Tuesday evening, falling 96-83 to Young Harris at the YHC Basketball Arena.

The Saints fall to 4-3 on the young season while the Mountain Lions improve to 3-2, capturing their second straight victory against a Peach Belt Conference school.

North Georgia and Young Harris traded baskets early before the Mountain Lions went on a 16-7 run midway through the first half to grab a double-digit lead.

The two squads then traded buckets for the remainder of the opening period with the Saints not being able to cut into the Mountain Lions lead, which fluctuated from fifteen points to eleven.

Young Harris took a 49-36 lead at the half and came out firing in the second half, going on a 20-7 run over the first eight minutes to gain a lead they would not surrender.

For the second straight game the Saints failed to hold a lead after the opening minutes.

North Georgia struggled offensively, shooting just over 38 percent from floor converting on 27 of their 70 shots while Young Harris shot a season-high 54.1 percent.

Clarence Tillman paced the Saints offensively, scoring 24 points and pulling down eight boards. Scott Windom added 18 points and eight rebounds for North Georgia.

Young Harris was led by Frank Adams who scored a game-high 33 points on 11 of 17 shooting, while Malcolm Jackson added 17.

The Saint return to action when they host Limestone in non-conference action on December 7, in Memorial Hall with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 pm.