The North Georgia College & State University women’s basketball team was on the verge of their third straight win on Saturday, but Armstrong Atlantic had different plans, forcing overtime and coming away with a 55-48 victory in Dahlonega.
The low scoring affair sent just one North Georgia player into double figures as Brooke Garmon led the way with 12 points on 4-for-8 shooting, while seven other players scored, including eight points apiece by Lindsey Moss and Meredith Montgomery.
The Lady Saints face Georgia College at 5:30 on Wednesday in Milledgeville.
NORTH GEORGIA MEN 92, ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC 75: Four North Georgia players finished in double figures, led by a game-high 23 points from Carl Taylor on Saturday in Dahlonega.
His four three-pointers and perfect night from the free throw line led the Saints, while Keldrick Coleman added 19 points, and Elijah Smith and Clarence Tillman each finished with 10 points. Smith’s 11 rebounds was also a game-high as he recorded another double-double.
The Saints visit Georgia College at 7:30 on Wednesday in Milledgeville.
EMMANUEL COLLEGE 71, BRENAU 68: Sophomore Nikki Reed came off the bench to score 14 points and grab seven rebounds to lead the way for the Golden Tigers (10-8, 2-5 Southern States Athletic Conference) on Saturday in Franklin Springs. Reed also made 10-16 free throws for one of her better efforts in that category.
Sophomore Gabby Harvey tied for game high honors with 14, including 6-8 from the free throw line, and came up with six rebounds.
Freshman Tatiana Khudiakova was the only other Brenau player in double figures with 10.
YOUNG HARRIS MEN 86, TENNESSEE TEMPLE 76: Steve Viterbo finished one point shy of tying his career mark as five Young Harris College men’s basketball players reached double figures in scoring as the Mountain Lions rolled to victory on Saturday in Young Harris.
Viterbo finished with 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting and pulled down 11 rebounds. Frank Adams was 14-of-17 from the free-throw line to score 18 points and grab 11 rebounds.
BRENAU SWEEPS TRI-MEET: The Golden Tigers defeated Berry College 62-28 and LaGrange College 62-28 in a tri-match on Saturday. The Tigers dominated the competition with first places in 10 of the 11 events that were conducted.
Top times were turned in by Lisa Portwood in the 1,000 freestsyle in 11 minutes, 27.64 seconds and the 100 backstroke (1:05.01). Hannah Boudreaux won the 200 butterfly (2:13.18), 200 IM (2:16.17) and 100 breaststroke (1:12.22). Ana Galesic won the 50 (26.74) and Melissa Bofto took the 100 butterfly (1:06.83).