Georgia Southwestern Fends Off Nighthawks 84-78
AMERICUS, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) - The Georgia Southwestern State University men's basketball team was able to hold off a late rally by the Nighthawks as they defeated the University of North Georgia 84-78 in GSW's Storm Dome. UNG (6-9, 3-6 PBC) was led by the PBC's leading scorer, Ishmael Hollis, who finished with a team-best 22 points on the night.
Daryl Davis led the Canes with 31 and seven rebounds on a perfect 12 of 12 from the floor. Johathan Brooks also poured in 20 points to go along with five rebounds. The Canes leading scorer, Alan Arnett finished 18 points and 6 rebounds.
The Nighthawks received a solid performance from Corey Green who finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Lamar Richardson hit a few late shots to keep the game within striking distance, finishing with 10 points on the night.
UNG trailed by just a basket, 75-53, with just 1:05 left following a pair of free throws from Hollis but but an old-fashined three-point play by Brooks sealed the win for the Hurricanes.
Georgia Southwestern (15-3, 7-2 PBC) held the advantage after the first half by eight points but never looked back despite multiple efforts by UNG. The difference of the game ultimately came down to shooting as GSW finished 27-51 (52.9%) from the floor compared to UNG's 30-68 (44.1%).
North Georgia returns to action on Saturday, January 25th when the team travels to Morrow, Ga to take on Clayton State University with tip off set for 3:30 PM. The game can be heard through the UNG Nighthawk Basketball Radio Network.
Story By: Chris Natsch, UNG Athletic Communications Student Assistant