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Posted: Wednesday, February 5th 2014 at 11:09pm

Hollis' game-high 25 leads North Ga. explosion over Young Harris

By Staff reports
DAHLONEGA - The University of North Georgia men's basketball team exploded for 61 second half points en route to a 93-79 Peach Belt Conference win over Young Harris College on Wednesday evening in Memorial Hall. Ishmael Hollis deposited a game-high 25 points to lead four Nighthawks in double figures.

Hollis was an efficient 8-13 from the floor including 3-4 from behind the three-point line and a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe. The senior forward completed his eighth double-double of the season with 11 rebounds.

Lamar Richardson added 19 points on 4-5 from downtown while freshman Shaquan Cantrell registered 16 points (7-10 from the field) in his first collegiate start.

Chris Tanzy came off the bench to add 14 points and six assists for the Nighthawks.

North Georgia (8-10, 5-7 PBC) shot a blistering 31-53 (59 percent) from the field compared to the Mountain Lions' 31-77 (40 percent).

Young Harris (12-6, 6-5 PBC) also placed four players in double figures led by Kevin Altidor's 19 points.

UNG held a 32-29 advantage at the break before pulling away from the Mountain Lions by virtue of 61 second half points fueled by a 19-26 (73 percent) from the field including 7-9 from three-point.

North Georgia returns to action on Saturday (Feb. 8) when the Nighthawks travel to Columbus State University with tip off set for 3:30 in Lumpkin Arena. The game can be heard through the UNG Nighthawk Basketball Radio Network with the Milton Martin Honda pregame show beginning at 3:10 p.m.
Associated Categories: Sports News, College Sports

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