DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia College
& State University snapped a seven-game losing streak Saturday
afternoon, using a buzzer-beater from Syretha Marble to give the
Lady Saints a 53-52 victory over UNC Pembroke in Peach Belt
North Georgia improves to 6-17 overall and 3-13 in the Peach Belt Conference, while UNC Pembroke falls to 10-13 overall and 6-10 in the league.
With just 12 seconds left on the clock, the Braves brought the ball up the floor and JaToya Kemp took control, picking up a loose ball and scoring with six ticks left to give UNC Pmebroke a 52-51 advantage.
On the ensuing possession, Marble came the length of the floor before the ball was stripped out of bounds with 0.5 remaining on the clock. Off the inbounds pass, Marble caught the ball, turned, and knocked down the game-winner as time expired to give the Lady Saints a 53-52 comeback victory.
With the bucket, Marble finished with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Alyssa Stokes led all scorers with 19 points on 5-11 shooting in 36 minutes of action.
Kemp paced the Braves with 13 points and eight rebounds, while Briana Stanton was the only other UNCP player to reach double figures with 10 points on 5-7 shooting from the floor.
UNC Pembroke was 41.5 percent from the field and 27.3 percent from long distance, while North Georgia shot 33.3 percent from the field and behind the arc.
The Lady Saints will have Sunday off before returning to action Monday evening at 5:30 p.m., hosting the hurricanes of Georgia Southwestern for the 2009 Pink Zone game for breast cancer awareness, part of the WBCA’s national Pink Zone campaign.