Four North Georgia College & State University players hit double digits in point totals, but it was not enough as Belmont Abbey College (5-1) claimed an 81-77 win on Saturday in Dahlonega.
North Georgia was extremely solid from the field, hitting on 41.4 percent of their shots, but the Crusaders were more efficient as they knocked down 54.2 percent of their attempts.
The Saints were only 28.1 percent from three-point range while Belmont Abbey was able to go 8-14 (57.1) percent from beyond the arc.
Lamar Richardson led the Saints with 16 points off four three-pointers, while fellow guard Chris Tanzy added 13 points of his own including three 3 pointers.
ECKERD WOMEN 73, NORTH GEORGIA 45: Gainesville High grad Jaymee Carnes was the only Lady Saints player to finish with double-digit points as she finished the contest with 15 points on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Liga Vente had a solid night for Eckerd as she led all scorers with 18 points off a 7-13 shooting performance. She also added six rebounds as Annie Armstrong chipped in 12 points of her own.
YOUNG HARRIS MEN 100, AZUZA PACIFIC 96, 2OT: Malcolm Jackson scored a school-record 38 points for the Mountain Lions on Friday at the Felix Events Center in Azuza, Calif.
The Mountain Lions improved to 1-2 as they played their first double-overtime game in the program’s history while the Cougars fell to 2-2. Young Harris visits Auburn University-Montgomery at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala.