Junior Chris Tanzy came off the bench to record his first double-double Saturday afternoon and lead the University of North Georgia men’s basketball team to an 82-78 victory over Augusta State in Dahlonega.
The Saints (10-4, 5-2 Peach Belt Conference) recorded their second win in a row against perennial conference favorite Augusta State (8-5, 4-3).
North Georgia shot 28 of 60 from the floor, including 17 of 31 in the first half of play.
Tanzy came off the bench to score 19 points in 25 minutes of action off an 8 of 11 shooting performance. The guard also finished with 11 assists to record his first double-double of the season.
Lamar Richardson connected on a game-high six three-pointers, five in the first half, while finishing the night with 18 points and five rebounds for the Saints. Scott Windom was the final Saint to finish in double-figures, with 16 points.
Ryan Weems’ led Augusta State with 27 points.
The Saints will only have a day and a half of rest before welcoming the University of South Carolina Aiken to Dahlonega at 7:30 p.m.
AUGUSTA STATE WOMEN 54, NORTH GEORGIA 52: The Lady Saints fell behind early and never fully recovered Saturday afternoon as the Jaguars were able to hold on to a two-point lead through the closing minutes inside Memorial Hall Gymnasium in Dahlonega.
It was the third loss by two or fewer points this season for the Lady Saints (5-9, 3-4 PBC), while the Jaguars (11-2, 5-2 PBC) claimed their third win in a row.
Despite the final score, North Georgia out-shot the Jaguars, making 19 of 44 shots, compared to 23 of 63 for Augusta State.
Gainesville grad Jaymee Carnes recorded her sixth double-double of the season as she matched Augusta State’s Taylor Ayers for most points in the game with 14. Carnes also added 11 rebounds, all off the defensive glass, and turned in one block.
Mimi Hill finished the game with 11 points and six rebounds while Keeley Chester had two blocks to go along with six points and five boards.