Chester's Perfect Night Eases Nighthawks Past Piedmont 90-46 In Exhibition Action
DAHLONEGA, Georgia –(UNGAthletics.com) – The University of North Georgia women's basketball team wrapped up its final preseason preparation with a 90-46 exhibition victory over NCAA Division III Piedmont College on Wednesday in Memorial Hall. Keeley Chester and Jaymee Carnes combined for 55 points to lead three Nighthawks in double figures.
Chester was perfect in her 13 attempts from the floor while Carnes connected on eight of her 13 attempts. Chester was also 2-2 from the charity stripe making good on all 15 shot attempts that left the sophomore guard's hand on the night.
Freshman Jordan Livesay added 10 points for North Georgia as all 11 players that dressed made their way into the scoring column.
Piedmont's Gabby Arencibia's three pointer just 1:28 into the game gave PC a 5-4 lead but a quick 11-0 run by UNG would put the Nighthawks up for good.
UNG held a decisive 52-34 advantage on the glass and forced the Lions into 22 turnovers that led to 32 Nighthawk points.
Carnes capped the double-double with a game-high 13 rebounds.
Piedmont's Lauren Hamel was the only player to reach double figures with 10 points on 5-10 shooting from the floor.
UNG officially opens up the season on Monday, November 11 with a non-conference road trip to Brevard College with tip off set for 6:00 PM in Brevard, N.C.