Posted: Tuesday, November 20th 2012 at 11:33pm
North Georgia men drop their first contest of season
ANDERSON, S.C. – The North Georgia College & State University men’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday night as the Saints (3-1) gave up a 17-point lead to fall 83-80 to Anderson University (2-1) at the Abney Center.
North Georgia hit on 45.8% (27-59) of their looks from the field while Anderson was slightly better with a 48.2% (27-56) effort. The Saints did out-shoot the Trojans from three-point range with a 14-29 (.483) effort compared to a 4-12 (.333) effort by Anderson.
Lamar Richardson led North Georgia’s attack with 23 points as he went 7-11 from the field including knocking down a game-high six three-pointers while Ishmael Hollis continued his hot streak with 16 points and five rebounds.
Denzail Jones led all scorers in the contest with 25 points off a 9-20 effort from the field. The other three Trojans to finish with double-digit point totals were Chandler Hashg with 15, Bo Holston with 14 and CJ Gleaton with 12 points.
The Saints edged out to a 41-36 lead by half time and then continued to do well into the first portion of the second half, stretching out their lead to 17 points (56-39) when Chris Tanzy made a layup with 17:16:55 remaining.
North Georgia will now return home for their final home match of the 2012 calendar year. The Saints will welcome the Cursaders of Belmont Abbey College to Memorial Hall gymnasium for a 4:00 p.m. contest on Saturday, Nov. 24 before hitting the road for four road contests before January.
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