January 5, 2009

Lady Saints fall to Armstrong Atlantic in PBC Action

Box Score

DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia fought hard in the second half, but the powerful offense of Armstrong Atlantic State was not to be denied as they came through with the 81-60 victory over the Lady Saints Monday evening in Peach Belt Conference action.

North Georgia falls to 3-7 overall and 0-3 in the PBC, while Armstrong Atlantic improves to 8-2 overall and a perfect 3-0 in the conference.

The Lady Saints held their largest lead of the game at 19-14 when Krystyn Young hit a running layup with 10:56 remaining in the first half, but the Lady Pirates led throughout in the second period and extended the lead late for the 21-point victory.

North Georgia held advantages in several key statistical categories, including a rebounding edge of 38-32, and the turnover margin of 17-15, but Armstrong Atlantic shot 58 percent from the floor while the Lady Saints managed just 32 percent.

The Lady Saints dominated the offense glass, pulling down 18 offense boards, while holding AASU to just four rebounds off their own shots. North Georgia struggled from behind the arc, shooting just 15 percent (2-13) from long range, while the Lady Pirates could do little long from three-point range, finishing the game at 56 percent.

North Georgia was led by Syretha Marble and Whitney Randolph, who each collected a game-high 20 points. Marble added 10 rebounds as well for a double-double, while no other Lady Saint player scored more than six points on the night.

The Lady Pirates were the definition of balanced scoring, sending six players in double figures on 18 assists.

North Georgia will look to pick up their first PBC win of the season on Wednesday evening as they play host to GCSU at 5:30 p.m.