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Young Harris falls on the road to King College

January 23, 2011

Information from wire reports

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Young Harris College women’s basketball team surrendered a big run to start the second half in falling to King College, 71-55, on Saturday.

LaDondra Johnson paced Young Harris (5-9) with 23 points by going 11-for-16 from the floor, and also finished with seven rebounds. Breanna Gleeson added eight points and Lauren Smith chipped in with seven. Young Harris shot 44 percent (23-for-52) from the field.

King (6-15) led, 28-24, at the half, and came out in the second half and built a 51-28 lead. The Mountain Lions, who saw their four-game winning streak snapped, trimmed the deficit to 15 twice, but couldn’t get any closer.

Derika Mooney had a team-best 16 points for King, while pulling down six rebounds, dished out three assists and recorded five steals. Jessica Tharpe finished with 13 points as the Lady Tornado were 27-for-60 for 45 percent.

Young Harris concludes its three-game road trip 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26 in Rome, Ga., against Berry College.

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