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North Georgia wins big against Reinhardt
Lady Saints returning from 16-day layoff
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DAHLONEGA – The North Georgia College & State University women’s basketball team showed little signs of a 16-day layoff on Monday evening, using a 19-0 run midway through the first half to run away with an 81-47 victory over Reinhardt University in non-conference action.

The Lady Saints, now winners in six of their last seven games, improve to 7-2 on the year, while the Eagles fall to 8-6 overall on the season.

North Georgia jumped on top early, scoring the game’s first five points behind three different players, but the Eagles answered right back with a three-pointer from the hands of Jessie Clark and a layup from Kelsey Galyon to knot the score at 5-5 with 15:30 remaining in the half.

The Lady Saints then took control, pushing the lead to double digits at the 10:55 mark behind a long ball from Lindsey Moss, making it an 18-8 North Georgia advantage. After the Eagles trimmed the lead to single digits at 21-12, the Lady Saints exploded offensively, scoring 19 straight points over a six-minute span to give the home team a 28-point lead at 40-12 with 1:34 remaining.

With time running down in regulation, Moss found Kari McCann on the left wing and the junior pulled up from 28 feet out and drained a three-pointer as the buzzer sounded, giving North Georgia their largest lead of the half at 43-14 heading to intermission.

The Lady Saints continued to apply the pressure in the second half as Reinhardt never managed to pull closer then 21 points in the second period, and the North Georgia’s lead swelled to a game-high 37 points off a pair of free throws from Tiffany Marlow in the final minute. The 34-point victory was the largest margin of victory this season for the Lady Saints who improve to 4-1 on the year at home.

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