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Women hoopsters build in season one

January 25, 2011

Brian Howard, special to Enotah Echoes

It has been an interesting season for the Young Harris College women’s basketball team in its inaugural season.

The Mountain Lions began the season with four straight losses. However, Young Harris picked up its first victory at Southern Wesleyan on Dec. 1 in a 79-60 victory. The Mountain Lions followed that victory with four straight losses.

As the scheduled moved into the 2011 portion of the season, Young Harris added another veteran coach – Jim Davis – to its staff and the moved paid dividends as the Mountain Lions reeled off wins over Berry, North Greenville, Reinhardt and Hiwassee. Young Harris saw its four-game winning streak snapped on Saturday, Jan. 22 at King College.

LaDondra Johnson, a native of Athens, Ga., leads the offense with 14.0 points and has also pulled down 6.1 rebounds. Nikki Winn, a former Towns County High School standout, is second on the team in scoring with 12.9 points and Lauren Smith, a native of Colbert, Ga., is third with 10.8 points.

Young Harris, which has games remaining against Truett McConnell, Tennessee Temple, North Greenville, Tennessee Wesleyan, Hiwassee, King and Brenau, is averaging 60.3 points, 30.0 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 10.7 steals and 1.4 blocks.

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