The North Georgia College & State University women’s basketball team rallied late on Saturday afternoon in Columbus to grab a 65-62 win over Columbus State in Peach Belt Conference play at the Lumpkin Center.
The Lady Saints (11-9, 5-6) won their first road conference game in nearly a month, outscoring the Cougars (12-8, 7-4) 10-3 over the final six minutes, and holding them scoreless over the last four minutes.
Gainesville grad Jaymee Carnes paced the Lady Saints (11-9, 5-6) offensively, registering her 15th double-double of the year with a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds.
The loss snapped a three-game conference winning streak for the Cougars who were led by Gilbert with 18 points and a game-high 13 boards.
The Lady Saints return to the hardwood at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, when they host Montevallo.
COLUMBUS STATE MEN 73, NORTH GEORGIA 63: The Saints (8-14, 3-8 PBC), who lost their third straight conference game Saturday in Columbus, haven’t won on the road in over a month.
The North Georgia men’s basketball continued their Jekyll and Hyde play on Saturday evening, falling 73-63 to Columbus State at the Lumpkin Center.
The win was the third straight for the Cougars (12-8, 7-4 PBC) who improved their home record to 8-2 on the season.
Scott Windom led the Saints offensively with 16 points and three boards, while Victor Holder tallied 11 in his second straight start.
Jamarquis Steverson scored a game-high 21 points for Columbus State.
The Saints return to action at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday when they host Peach Belt leading scorer DJ Rivera and the Montevallo Falcons.
NORTH GEORGIA 8, VALDOSTA STATE 3: The North Georgia Saints grabbed their first win of the season with an 8-3 decision against Valdosta State at the Comfort Suites Classic at Billy Grant Field.
Blake Hobby (1-0) tossed eight innings for the Saints and allowed just one run on four hits.
He picked up his 20th collegiate victory with the win.The Saints return to action at 10:30 a.m. today in the final game of the Comfort Suites Classic against Lindenwood University.