Posted: Wednesday, February 5th 2014 at 11:10pm
Young Harris knocks off No. 20 Lady Nighthawks
By staff reports
DAHLONEGA -– Young Harris College used a decisive 15-2 run midway through the second half to propel the Mountain Lions to a 78-74 victory over No. 20 University of North Georgia on Wednesday in women's basketball action at UNG's Memorial Hall. UNG's Mimi Hill recorded a double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds in a losing effort.
North Georgia (15-4, 9-3 PBC) led 31-29 at the break as Hill was 7-11 from the floor in the first 20 minutes for 14 points. The first half was a back-and-forth affair with the largest lead for either team being three points.
Trailing by one (43-42) at the 13:03 mark of the second half, Young Harris used a 15-2 burst to take a 57-45 lead with just under 10 minutes left.
An old-fashioned three-point play by Hill with 59 ticks left shortened the Mountain Lion lead to a single possession at 70-67 but YHC was able to connect on late game free throws. YHC's Shaquaya Daniels made 10 consecutive free throws to finish 12-14 on the night with all her points coming from the charity stripe, all in the game's final two minutes.
Ladondra Johnson led the Mountain Lions (14-4, 9-2 PBC) with 31 points including 13-19 from the field. Peyton Robertson added a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds while Jenna Thompson rounded out YHC's double figure scorers with 10 points including a perfect 2-2 from behind the three-point line.
North Georgia returns to action on Saturday (Feb. 8) when the Nighthawks travel to Columbus State University with tip off set for 1:30 in Lumpkin Arena. The game can be heard through the UNG Nighthawk Basketball Radio Network with the Milton Martin Honda pregame show beginning at 1:10 p.m.
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