February 11, 2009

Lady Saints Fall at Columbus State 81-67

Box Score

COLUMBUS, GA – North Georgia College & State University trailed by just a point at intermission, but Columbus State outscored the Lady Saints by 13 in the second half to come away with an 81-67 victory Wednesday evening in the Lumpkin Center.

North Georgia falls to 5-17 overall and 2-13 in the Peach Belt, while Columbus State improves to 13-11 overall and 6-8 in the league.

The Lady Saints were led by PBC scoring leader Syretha Marble who recorded 22 points on 8-13 shooting from the floor in 39 minutes of action. Meredith Montgomery was the only other North Georgia player to score in double figures as the sophomore finished with 11 points, while Sarah Stinson and Whitney Randolph had eight points apiece.

Phebe Smith paced Columbus State and led all scorers with 29 points and 11 rebounds in 29 minutes of action, the only Lady Cougar to score in double figures.

North Georgia shot 43.6 percent from the floor and 34.8 percent from behind the arc, while CSU was 50.8 percent from the field, and 33.3 percent from long range. Both teams struggled from the free throw line, as the Lady Saints were 64.7 percent from the charity stripe, and Columbus was 70.0 percent from the foul line.

North Georgia returns to action on Saturday afternoon, hosting UNC Pembroke with tip-off set for 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall.