February 16, 2009

Lady Saints Think Pink, Avoid Hurricane Upset

Box Score

DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia pulled away late to claim back-to-back wins for the third time this season, defeating Georgia Southwestern 70-57 Monday evening in Memorial Hall in Peach Belt Conference action.

The Lady Saints (7-17, 4-13 PBC) hosted the Hurricanes (7-17, 2-15 PBC) as part of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Pink Zone campaign to benefit breast cancer Awareness.

North Georgia was led once again by the steller performance of Syretha Marble who turned in another double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds in 39 minutes of action. The senior was 8-15 from the field and 9-12 from the free throw line. Danielle Seeley was the only other player to score in double figures for the Lady Saints, finishing with 11 points and four assists.

Brittany Reynolds paced Georgia Southwestern with 17 points and a game-high 16 rebounds, while Whitley Wiltz chipped in 12 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.

The Hurricanes took the lead in the second half at the 16:11 mark, using a three-pointer from Brandi Burris to take a 37-35 lead, but North Georgia answered with buckets from Sarah Stinson and Whitney Randolph to take the lead for good at 39-27.

The Lady Saints led by as many as 14 points on a pair of free throw by Seeley with 40 seconds remaining before coming away with the 13-point victory.

North Georgia shot 41.8 percent from the field, while GSW was 36.2 percent from the floor. Both teams were unable to knock down long ball, combining to make just four three-pointers in the contest.

North Georgia continues its marathon PBC schedule on Wednesday evening, hosting in-state rival Clayton State at 5:30 p.m. for Spirit Night 2009.