The North Georgia College & State University women’s basketball team closed out their season-opening tournament, the X-Trem Shoot-Out, with an 83-79 victory over the University of West Florida on Saturday night at Memorial Hall Gymnasium in Dahlonega.
Gainesville grad Jaymee Carnes led all scorers with 26 points while bringing down five rebounds. She also had six assists, which was a team-high, and two blocks, which tied Cierra Jackson for the team-best in the category.
Freshman Molly Rainwater sank five 3-pointers for the Saints and finished with 17 points. Stephanie Huffman added 15 points and six rebounds.
North Georgia (1-1) travels to St. Petersburg, Fla. for the Eckerd Thanksgiving Classic starting Friday, with games against Florida Southern College and Eckerd College. North Georgia will first play Florida Southern at 1 p.m. Friday before going up against Eckerd at 3 p.m. Saturday.
YOUNG HARRIS WOMEN 75, BRYAN COLLEGE 46: Ladondra Johnson and Tiffani Harrison combined to score 37 points as Young Harris College opened the season with a homecoming victory Saturday at the YHC Basketball Arena in Young Harris.
The Mountain Lions return to action at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Salem International University. Johnson scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Mountain Lions, who outrebounded the Lions by a 45-29 margin. Harrison added 17 points while Breanna Gleeson and Zurauskaite each contributed eight points as all but one of the 11 players that dressed scored for the Mountain Lions. Rachel Calfee led the Lions with 15 points.
SHORTER MEN 98, YOUNG HARRIS 87: C.J. Davis and Kenny Leverette scored 36 of their combined 46 points in the second half as Shorter University (2-1) rallied for a victory over Young Harris College (0-1) on Saturday at the YHC Basketball Arena in Young Harris.
Shorter improved to 2-1 as they spoiled Young Harris’ homecoming. Young Harris saw its 15-game home court winning streak snapped.
The Mountain Lions return to action at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Riverside, Calif., against California Baptist University.
Malcolm Jackson (16) and Bryson Robertson (11) each finished in double figures for the Mountain Lions.
Davis led the Hawks with 24 points while Leverette had 22.