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College basketball: Flowery Branch High grad Julianne Sutton earns major Division-II distinction
Julianne Sutton
University of North Georgia center Julianne Sutton, a Flowery Branch High graduate, positions for a rebound during a 2021 game in Dahlonega. Photo courtesy Morgan May University of North Georgia

Big things are happening all over the place for Flowery Branch High graduate Julianne Sutton. 

On Wednesday, Sutton and the University of North Georgia women's basketball program will face Western Washington in the Division-II Final Four in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Making the moment even bigger, for Sutton, is she was named Wednesday the Division-II National Player of the Year by the WBCA. 

This season, Sutton has become the first player in Peach Belt Conference history to reach 2,000 career points and 1,000 rebounds. 

On Tuesday, North Georgia advanced in the Divison-II tournament with a 68-61 win against Pace University. 

Sutton finished the game with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Nighthawks. 

With a win, North Georgia would play for the national championship Friday night in Birmingham. 

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