January 19, 2009

Shooting Woes Doom Saints at Armstrong Atlantic

Box Score

SAVANNAH, GA – North Georgia trailed by just a bucket at halftime, but fell 78-58 at 25th-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University Monday evening in Peach Belt Conference action.

The Saints fall to 8-6 overall and 2-6 in the Peach Belt Conference, while Armstrong Atlantic improve to 12-2 on the season and 5-2 in the conference.

North Georgia, who entered the night leading the league in three-point field goal percentage at 42-percent could not buy a bucket, shooting just 13.3 percent from long range and 35 percent from the field.

The Saints led as late as 14:34 in the game, but the Pirates answered with a 21-5 run to take a commanding 61-46 advantage as they held on down the stretch for the 20-point victory.

LaBrian Lyons led a pair of Saints in double figures with 20 points, while Anthony Rowe, the newly tabbed PBC Player of the Week notched his ninth double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Four Pirates scored in double figures, led by Dwight Tolbert with 21 points and nine rebounds, while Gabriel Robinson tallied 15 points and seven boards.

North Georgia returns to action on Wednesday evening, traveling to Clayton State to take on the Lakers at 7:30 p.m.