North Georgia Stays Perfect, edge Flager 63-53
St. Augustine, Fla. – The North Georgia
men’s basketball stayed perfect on the season Saturday
evening as they traveled to Flagler College and used a late run to
come away with a 63-53 victory in non-conference action.
North Georgia found themselves in an early hole as Flagler came out and jumped out to an 11-2 advantage, but the Saints answered with a run of their own and took their first lead of the game 15-13 on a pair of free throws from Myron Talbert at the 9:19 mark.
North Georgia led by as many as three points in the first period, but Flagler closed the half on a 12-4 run to take a 28-23 lead into the break.
The Saints started the second half on fire as they knocked down a pair of three-pointers to ignite a run that saw them retake the lead 33-31 on a jumper from Anthony Rowe with 17:15 remaining in the contest. After a tie and lead change, North Georgia pulled it front for good, using a 10-0 run capped by a three-pointer from Mikaeil Carter to give the Saints a nine-point lead at 48-39.
North Georgia held Flagler to just 10 points over the final 6:46 to pull out the 10-point victory and stay unbeaten on the young season.
The Saints were led by four players with 12 points, as Carter, Brody Langton, and Andre Morgan all posted a dozen points, while Rowe put up 12 points and pulled down as many rebounds for a double-double.
Flagler (1-6) was led by Ben De La Cruz and D.J. Ferguson who both tallied 12 points in the defeat.
North Georgia (3-0) returns to action on December 13, 2008, traveling to Newberry College for a 4:00 p.m. non-conference matchup.