January 19, 2009

Lady Saints Defeat Pirates, Win Second Straight

Box Score

SAVANNAH, GA – North Georgia led by four points at intermission before exploding in the second half for a 62-46 victory over Armstrong Atlantic State University Monday evening in Peach Belt Conference action.

The Lady Saints picked up their second straight victory and improve to 5-10 overall and 2-6 in the Peach Belt Conference, while the Lady Pirates fall to 10-4 overall and 5-2 in the league.

North Georgia led from wire-to-wire, seeing their lead shrink to three points on two different occasions but answering each time with runs to put Armstrong Atlantic away.

The Lady Saints out rebounded AASU 46-33 and shot 41.2 percent from the field, while the Lady Pirates managed just 22.4 percent from the field and 11.8 percent from behind the arc. North Georgia overcame 32 turnovers to pick up just their second road victory in the last two seasons.

Syretha Marble shined once again for North Georgia, dropping 18 points and pulling down 10 rebounds for another double-double. Meredith Montgomery added 12 points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes of action.

Portia Jones led a pair of Armstrong Atlantic players in double figures with 11 points, while Dartayvia Thomas chipped in 10 points and four steals.

North Georgia returns to action on Wednesday evening, traveling to Clayton State to take on the 17th-ranked Lakers at 5:30 p.m.