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Josh Haymore, a North Hall High graduate, scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Piedmont College boys basketball team to the 75-54 win over Toccoa Falls College on Wednesday in Toccoa.
Haymore scored 12 of his points in the first 20 minutes, including 3-pointer with less than five seconds remaining in the half, and the Lions took a 26-point lead into the break, 40-14. The junior made six shots from beyond the arch and pulled down eight rebounds.
Michael Ross, a Union County High graduate, scored 10 points for Piedmont (8-11 1-1 GSAC), which faces Huntingdon College at 5 p.m. Saturday in Montgomery, Ala. The winner will take sole possession of second place in the Great South Athletic Conference.
NGCSU WOMEN 53, FLAGLER COLLEGE 46: The Lady Saints earned their second straight win on Wednesday at Memorial Hall in Dahlonega.
North Georgia (13-6, 4-4 Peach Belt Conference) was led by Jessica Howard, who set a program record with 24 rebounds in the win. Jaynyce Ealey had a game-high 14 points, while Meredith Montgomery added 11 points and three assists.
The Lady Saints host Armstrong Atlantic at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Dahlonega.
BERRY COLLEGE WOMEN 67, YOUNG HARRIS 49: The Lady Mountain Lions shot just 36 percent from the field in the loss Wednesday at the Cage Center in Rome.
Lindsey Hammontree led Young Harris (6-10) with 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting, while LaDondra Johnson, Nikki Winn and Lauren Smith each added eight points.
Young Harris entered halftime down just three at 31-28, but Berry came out on a 22-9 run to start the third quarter and the Lady Mountain Lions never closed within single digits from then on out. Young Harris hosts Tennessee Temple at 2 p.m. Saturday in Young Harris.
BERRY COLLEGE MEN 73, YOUNG HARRIS 63: The Mountain Lions had four players in double figure points in the loss Wednesday at the Cage Center in Rome.
Frank Adams scored a team-high 17 points for Young Harris (3-13), with Matt Preston scoring 14 and O’Neil Lubin adding 13. Bryson Robertson scored 11 points for the Mountain Lions, who shot 39 percent from the floor.
Berry took its first lead of the second half, 45-44, with 12:36 remaining and held on from there.
Young Harris hosts Tennessee Temple at 4 p.m. Saturday in Young Harris.