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Local college notebook: Gainesville grad honored by Peach Belt Conference
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Gainesville grad and current University of North Georgia junior Jaymee Carnes, the 2012 Daktronics National Player of the Year, was named to the Peach Belt Conference 2013 Women’s All-Conference first team, the league announced Tuesday. Mimi Hill earned second-team honors and sophomore Stephanie Huffman earned third-team recognition.

Carnes ended the regular-season averaging just under a double-double with team bests in points (18.0) and rebounds per game (9.5). Her rebounding average is second in the conference and she is third in the league in scoring and blocked shots (47).

For the season, she has recorded 10 double-doubles while shooting 44.8 percent from the field and 34.5 percent from three-point range.

On January 31, Carnes surpassed the 1,000 collegiate career points mark as she netted a season-high 30 points at Columbus State University while shooting an impressive 61.9 percent (13-21) from the field.

Hill earns second-team honors after a junior campaign that has seen her average 13.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Her scoring and rebounding statistics have her currently 10th in the league in both categories, while her 51.2 percent shooting percentage this season has her sitting fifth in the PBC.

Huffman currently averages 11.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game and has started 25 of the 26 games she has played in while shooting 42.4 percent from the field. In three games this season Huffman has recorded a double-double with two coming against PBC opponents.

North Georgia (12-14, 10-9 PBC) takes on Augusta State University, the No. 1 seed out of the East, in the opening round of the PBC Tournament at 1 p.m. Thursday in Columbus.

UNG’S HOLLIS RECEIVES SECOND-TEAM HONORS: University of North Georgia men’s basketball player and Flowery Branch graduate Ishmael Hollis has been named a member of the 2013 Peach Belt All-Conference Second Team, the league announced Tuesday.

Hollis leads the team with 15.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, which is good enough for 14th and eighth in the PBC, respectively.

He is second on the team with 2.3 three-pointers per game and 39.7 percentage from beyond the arc while his three-point percentage has him 11th in the PBC.

North Georgia (15-11, 10-9 PBC) faces Armstrong Atlantic State University, the No. 3 seed out of the East, in the opening round of the PBC Tournament at 3 p.m. Friday in Columbus.

TECH’S JACKSON NAMED TO ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM: Georgia Tech freshman Brittany Jackson has been selected to the ACC’s Women’s Basketball All-Freshman Team by both the league’s head coaches and the Blue Ribbon Panel, the conference announced Tuesday.

Jackson was second on the Yellow Jackets with 10.3 points per game and 39 3-pointers made. Her 1.9 3-pointers per game in ACC play ranked 10th overall and second among league freshmen.

Jackson scored at least 20 points in five games this season and made five 3-pointers in three games. She had seven games with at least three 3-pointers.

Tech faces Wake Forest in the first round of the 2013 ACC Tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

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