February 5, 2014

#Nighthawks Erupt For 61 Second Half Points To Run Away From Young Harris 93-79

DAHLONEGA, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) – The University of North Georgia men's basketball team exploded for 61 second half points en route to a 93-79 Peach Belt Conference win over Young Harris College on Wednesday evening in Memorial Hall.  Ishmael Hollis deposited a game-high 25 points to lead four Nighthawks in double figures.

Hollis was an efficient 8-13 from the floor including 3-4 from behind the three-point line and a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe.  The senior forward completed his eighth double-double of the season with 11 rebounds.

Lamar Richardson added 19 points on 4-5 from downtown while freshman Shaquan Cantrell registered 16 points (7-10 from the field) in his first collegiate start.

Chris Tanzy came off the bench to add 14 points and six assists for the Nighthawks. 

North Georgia (8-10, 5-7 PBC) shot a blistering 31-53 (59%) from the field compared to the Mountain Lions' 31-77 (40%).

Young Harris (12-6, 6-5 PBC) also placed four players in double figures led by Kevin Altidor's 19 points. 

UNG held a 32-29 advantage at the break before pulling away from the Mountain Lions by virtue of 61 second half points fueled by a 19-26 (73%) from the field including 7-9 from three-point.

North Georgia returns to action on Saturday (Feb. 8) when the Nighthawks travel to Columbus State University with tip off set for 3:30 in Lumpkin Arena.  The game can be heard through the UNG Nighthawk Basketball Radio Network with the Milton Martin Honda pregame show beginning at 3:10.