January 7, 2009

Victory Slips Away From Lady Saints In Final Ticks

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DAHLONEGA, GA – The Lady Saints had victory slip through their hands Wednesday evening as Georgia College & State University knocked down a layup with just three ticks on the clock to come away with a 65-63 victory in Memorial Hall.

North Georgia led 63-58 with two minutes remaining, but the Bobcats came alive, completing a 7-0 run to end the game and come away with the two-point victory. The Lady Saints fall to 3-8 on the season, and 0-4 in the PBC, while GCSU improves to 6-4 overall, and 1-2 in the league.

In a game that saw the lead change hands just four times, North Georgia shot 39.2 percent from the field, while Georgia College managed 35.3 percent. The Lady Saints won the battle on the boards 43-41, but the clutch play of the Bobcats in the final minutes sealed the victory.

North Georgia was led by a pair of double-doubles from Syretha Marble and Whitney Randolph who each tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds.

The Lady Saints will eye their first PBC and road win of the year on Saturday, January 10, traveling to UNC Pembroke to take on the Lady Braves at 2:00 p.m.