November 29, 2013

UNG Women's Basketball Team Eases Past Tusculum 92-61

MORROW, Georgia – (  -  The University of North Georgia women's basketball team shot over 50%  from the field and defeated Tusculum College 92-61 on the first day of the Loch Shop Classic hosted by Clayton State University.

North Georgia's Mimi Hill scored a game-high 21 points and Jaymee Carnes added a double-double of 19 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and five blocked shots for the Nighthawks, who out-rebounded the Pioneers 50-37 while holding Tusculum to 29.7 percent shooting (19-for-64).  The double-double was Carnes' third of the season.

Stephanie Huffman rounded out UNG's double-figure scorers with 10 points and eight assists.

Nequoiah Anderson was the only player to reach double figures for Tusculum (0-5), scoring 14 points, while Shynese Whitener had nine points and six assists to go along with three steals.

The Nighthawks shot 36-for-70 from the field and 6-for-19 from three-point. UNG also assisted on 24 of their made field goal attempts. 

North Georgia jumped out to a 6-0 lead and led 17-4 following a three-pointer by Molly Rainwater with 13:30 left in the first half. The Nighthawks led by as many as 20 points on three different occasions in the half and carried a 46-30 lead to halftime, behind 15 points from Carnes and 14 from Hill. North Georgia shot 54.1 percent from the field in the half, and held Tusculum to 33.3 percent (11-33) from the floor.

The Nighthawks continued to add to their lead in the second half, holding its largest advantage at 82-44 with 7:49 to go on a layup by Karlee Akin. North Georgia shot 48.5 percent in the second half, but Tusculum was just 8-for-31 (25.8 percent) in the half as a team.

North Georgia (5-1) returns to action on December 7 with the team's final non-conference game when Lee University comes to Memorial Hall for a 3:00 PM tip off.