January 5, 2009

North Georgia Set to Host Pirates on the Hardwood

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DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia basketball teams play host to Armstrong Atlantic tonight in a pair of crucial Peach Belt Conference games. The women’s game will get things started at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

The Lady Saints are looking for their first PBC win of the season, sitting at 3-6 overall and 0-2 in league play as they oppose a Lady Pirates team that is on a roll at 7-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference. Lacey Willis leads Armstrong Atlantic with 19.2 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per contest, while All-American Syretha Marble will look to guide North Georgia to a victory as she averages 17.6 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

The Last time the two schools met was January 21st of last year as the Lady Saints outlasted AASU 78-66 behind 22 points and 11 rebounds from Syretha Marble. North Georgia is 9-16 all-time against Armstrong Atlantic with the teams splitting a pair of meetings last season.

The men’s game will feature a pair of high-powered offenses that both average over 85 points per game. The Saints are 6-2 overall and 0-2 in the PBC, while Armstrong Atlantic is 8-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Both teams are evenly matched with each squad putting four players in double figures. Dwight Tolbert leads Armstrong with 14.8 points per game, while Michael Moynihan heads up the Saints’ offense with 16.1 points per game.

The last time these two met was in the first round of the PBC Tournament as North Georgia came away with an 88-86 victory. Armstrong Atlantic leads the all-time series 6-9, including picking up wins in both regular season meetings last season.

The game can be heard at radio home of North Georgia Basketball at WZTR Thunder 104.3. Garry Glenn and Mike Davenport will carry all the action with a pregame show set to start at 5:15.