February 20, 2008

Lady Saints fall 65-67 at Clayton State

North Georgia falls back to .500 in PBC play

MORROW, GA - North Georgia College & State University put together one of their biggest comebacks of the season, but fell in the final minute to drop a 67-65 decision at Clayton State University Wednesday evening in Peach Belt Conference action.

Clayton State University (16-8, 11-6) is just one of two teams the Lady Saints have failed to notch a win against in the Peach Belt Conference heading into the road contest, and that did not change at the Fitness and Athletic Center Wednesday evening. The Lakers led by nine at the half, but a 21-12 in the second period cut the Clayton State lead to just three. The Lady Saints would not stop their, taking their first lead of the half at the 4:18 mark on a layup by Megan Huffman to make it 59-57.

A free throw by Syretha Marble with 1:09 remaining tied the game 65-65, but that was the last point North Georgia would score as the Lakers knocked down a pair of foul shots with 43 ticks on the clock to give the home team a two-point win.

Marble led all scorers with 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for her second straight double double. Huffman put up 25 points of her own, and grabbed seven rebounds in the road loss.

Four Lakers scored in double-figures to lead the charge, including 20 from Shantel Ragin and 16 from Lisa Jackson.

North Georgia (16-9, 9-9 PBC) returns to action on Saturday, February 23, at 2:00 pm as the Lady Saints welcome Augusta State University to Memorial Hall for Senior Day 2008.