The University of North Georgia women’s basketball team dominated Francis Marion University, winning 82-48 on Thursday in Florence, S.C.
The Saints (9-13, 7-8 Peach Belt Conference) had five players in double figures, led by Stephanie Huffman’s 17 points. Mimi Hill finished with 16 points and eight rebounds, and Jasmine Manning scored 14 points. Gainesville grad Jaymee Carnes ended the game with a double-double off 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Keeley Chester scored 10 points in the win.
North Georgia visits the University of North Carolina-Pembroke at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in Pembroke, N.C.
NORTH GEORGIA MEN 101, FRANCIS MARION 90: Flowery Branch grad Ishmael Hollis tallied 24 points for the Saints on Thursday in Florence, S.C.
Lamar Richardson led the other trio of Saints (14-8, 9-6 PBC) in double-digit points with 20 that included a team-high four three-pointers. Scott Windom finished the 40-minute contest with 17 points and JC Ward collected 14 as both also collected seven rebounds.
The Saints visit the University of North Carolina-Pembroke at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in Pembroke, N.C.
YOUNG HARRIS WOMEN 57, UNC PEMBROKE 49: Young Harris College connected on seven three-pointers in the second half as the Mountain Lions rallied for the win on Thursday in Pembroke, N.C.
Lauren Smith led the Mountain Lions (13-9, 7-8 PBC) with a season-high 20 points, Breanna Gleeson also finished in double figures with 14 points, and Keta Robinette added 12.
Young Harris continues the road trip with against Francis Marion University at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Florence, S.C.
UNC PEMBROKE MEN 94, YOUNG HARRIS 60: Malcolm Jackson scored 15 of his team-high 17 points in the first half for the Mountain Lions on Thursday in Pembroke, N.C.
Vince Martin added 15 for Young Harris (15-7, 10-5 PBC), which travels to Francis Marion University at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Florence, S.C.
BRENAU WOMEN 59, TRUETT-MCCONNELL 52: The Golden Tigers were led by Gabby Harvey with 12 points on Thursday in Gainesville.
Brittany Wiley added 11 points for Brenau, helping her reach the 1,000-point mark for her career. Nikki Reed scored seven points, and Olivia Williams had seven points and eight rebounds.
The Golden Tigers (14-12) play host to Coastal College of Georgia at 2 p.m. Saturday in Gainesville.
BRENAU WOMEN 8, NORTH GEORGIA 1: The NAIA No. 3-ranked Brenau University women’s tennis team defeated the University of North Georgia 8-1 on Thursday in Dahlonega after Wednesday’s matches were suspended due to weather.
Brenau held a 3-0 lead after Wednesday. Nationally ranked Dominika Jasova beat North Georgia’s Cameron Williams 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles slot. Brenau’s Maria Medina, Zalina Nazarova, Eline Nagels and Sophie van Beljnum also won their singles matches. Medina and Nagels won at the No. 1 doubles slot, Jasova and Nazarova claimed the victory at No. 2 doubles, and Vladica Djurdjevic and van Beljnum won at No. 3 doubles.
North Georgia was only able to claim the No. 6 singles victory by Jordan Pool who bested Kelley Cohron 6-3, 6-4.
North Georgia will next open its Peach Belt Conference schedule with a men’s and women’s match against Francis Marion University at 11 a.m. Saturday in Dahlonega.
YOUNG HARRIS 6, REINHARDT 2: Trey Rogers and Zach Bricknell each homered for Young Harris College in their third-straight win on Thursday in Waleska.
Rogers, who went 3 for 5, took an 0-1 pitch from Reinhardt starter Matt Hartwell in the top of the first and deposited it down the left-field line over the fence for his second homer of the season for Young Harris (3-2). The Mountain Lions added an unearned run in the fifth on Dom Wyshinski’s double down the right-field line to take a 2-0 lead.
The Mountain Lions doubled their lead when Bricknell, who went 3 for 5, hit his first home run of 2012 when he sent a 0-2 pitch over the left field wall.
William Leatherwood (1-0) earned the win with 2 2/3 innings of relief for the Mountain Lions.