Eagles Finish Season Sweep Over Saints with 63-46 Victory
JEFFERSON CITY, Ten. – The North Georgia College & State University women's basketball team was unable to enact revenge on Carson-Newman College Wednesday night as the Eagles (6-1) led from tipoff until the final buzzer to secure a 63-46 victory over the Saints (2-5).
The Saints finished the 40-minute contest shooting just 32.7% (17-52) from the field including just two three-pointers. North Georgia also shot 58.8% (10-17) from the free throw line but did out-rebound the Eagles 39-35.
Jaymee Carnes led the Saints with 16 points and eight rebounds off a 6-19 shooting performance from the floor and 3-6 from the charity stripe. The junior from Gainesville, Ga. also had three blocks and made one of the Saints' two three-pointers.
Stephanie Huffman also finished the contest with double-digit points as she scored 13 off a 4-7 effort from both the floor and free throw line. She had North Georgia's other made three-pointer.
Carson-Newman shot 41.7% (25-60) from the field that included three players finishing with double-digit points led by Jai Jai McLaughlin's 17 points. McLaughlin went 7-10 from the field while Shyra Brown added 11 points and Whitney Moody, who scored the first points of the game, ended the contest with 10 points.
The Saints trailed 33-19 at half time and were unable to overcome the deficit as they committed 21 turnovers compared to just 15 by the Eagles. 21 of Carson-Newman's points came off turnovers including 18 fastbreak points.
North Georgia will now dive into its Peach Belt Conference schedule starting with two road games to close out the month of December and the 2012 calendar year. The Saints will first head to Savannah, Ga. on Saturday, Dec. 15 where they will take on Armstrong Atlantic State University in a 1:30 p.m. PBC doubleheader before traveling to St. Augustine, Fla. to take on Flagler College.