November 9, 2013

Tanzy & Hollis Fuel 108-71 Runaway Victory At North Greenville

TIGERVILLE, South Carolina – ( – Chris Tanzy and Ishmael Hollis combined for 58 points to lead the University of North Georgia men's basketball team to a 108-71 victory over host North Greenville University on the final day of the Conference Carolinas / Peach Belt Challenge held in NGU's Hayes Gymnasium.  The duo combined to connect on 20 of 30 field goal attempts including 6-9 from behind the three-point line.

The Nighthawks led by 12 (49-37) at intermission before exploding for 59 second half points in the runaway victory.  UNG opened the second frame with a quick 12-2 spurt courtesy of three-point baskets on four consecutive possessions and quickly extended its lead to 61-39 just 1:43 into the second period. 

Tanzy's 29 points lead all scorers while Hollis added a game-high 13 rebounds to go along with his 27 points as he registered his first double-double of the season. 

Lamar Richardson added 12 points on 4-8 shooting from three while Brian Cole rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Nighthawks with 10 points on 5-7 from the field. 

UNG deposited 12-25 three point field goal attempts including a blistering 9-12 in the second half and held a decisive advantage on the glass (52-37).  North Georgia was able for force 16 Crusader turnovers on the night and converted those into 26 points on the other end. 

North Greenville (0-2) was led by Micah Parker's 15 points as the guard was one of four Crusaders to reach double figures. 

North Georgia (1-1) returns to action in two weeks on Nov. 22-23 when the team takes part in the Peach Belt/Gulf South Challenge at Young Harris College.  UNG will take on Shorter University and Lee University on consecutive nights in the classic-style event.