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YHC women’s basketball falls to NGC

November 18, 2010

By Ethan Burch, Sports Editor

YHC women's basketball players look for an opening against NGC women's basketball team during Monday night's inaugural game against North Georgia. Photo by Kathleen Layton

On Monday, the Young Harris College women’s basketball team fell 64-39 to North Georgia College & State University in the program’s first game in over 40 years.

North Georgia (2-1) started their run early as they shot out to a 14-5 lead after a made free throw by Janyce Ealey with 12:10 remaining in the first half. Over the next seven minutes, North Georgia went on a 17-4 run to take a 31-9 lead.

Young Harris (0-1) made a rally capped off by a jumper by sophomore Nikki Winn in the final minutes of the first half to cut the Lady Saints’ lead to 31-16. In the last minute of the half, however, Lady Saints guard Meredith Montgomery knocked down a jump shot to give North Georgia a 33-16 lead at the half.

The Mountain Lions cut the North Georgia lead to 33-19 with 19:29 remaining after a made 3-pointer by freshman Breanna Gleeson, but the Lady Saints put the game away with a 21-8 run over the next 11 minutes to take a 54-27 lead.

Ealey was 7-of-9 from the floor and also finished with seven rebounds. Sarah Stinson and Tiffany Marlow each had eight points as North Georgia was 24-of-53 from the field for 45 percent.

Winn led Young Harris with 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting. Freshman Miata Askew had 10 points as the Mountain Lions were 16-of-49 from the field for 33 percent.

YHC women’s basketball Head Coach Brenda Paul knew that her team was out-matched in their season opener, but was pleased with stints of the team’s offense and with the support of the fans.

For more coverage of the women’s game, check out the print edition of the Enotah Echoes on Mon., Nov. 22.

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