The North Georgia College & State University women’s basketball team ended its three-game skid Sunday afternoon.
The Saints picked up a 55-41 win over Chowan University to close out their time in the Loch Shop Classic hosted by No. 5 Clayton State University.
The Saints (2-4) never trailed the Hawks (0-6) in the contest, and led by as many as 20 at one point.
Neither team shot particularly well from the field; North Georgia went 17-55 (30.9 percent) from the field compared to a 14-58 performance by Chowan. Both teams shot less than 30 percent percent from three-point range, but the Saints’ 80-percent performance (16-20) from the free throw line proved to be the difference maker as the Hawks could only manage an 11-18 outing from the line.
Gainesville High graduate Jaymee Carnes recorded her first double-double of the season, finishing with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Carnes went 6-17 from the field with two free throws, and also went 8-10 from the charity stripe.
Stephanie Huffman ended the game as North Georgia’s second-leading scorer with eight points, while Keeley Chester recorded three of North Georgia’s five blocks.
YOUNG HARRIS WOMEN 74, BREVARD 50: Ladondra Johnson scored 26 points and Lauren Smith dished out 11 assists as Young Harris College easily defeated Brevard College 74-50 on Sunday in Young Harris.
The Lady Mountain Lions, who have outscored their opposition by almost 30 points a contest, improved to 3-0 while the Tornados fell to 2-5.
Young Harris showed no rust after not playing the past 12 days as they hit eight of their first 11 attempts from the floor to take a 17-5 lead on Smith’s steal and layup with 14:19 remaining. Shereese Williams, Kaycee Cash and Smith each had four points for the Mountain Lions during the opening run.