January 18, 2014

Georgia Regents Snaps Women's Basketball Team's 10-Game Winning Streak With 67-54 PBC Win

AUGUSTA, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) – The #19 University of North Georgia women's basketball team saw its 10-game winning streak come to an end with a 67-54 Peach Belt Conference loss to the Jaguars of Georgia Regents University in GRU's Christenberry Fieldhouse.  GRU held North Georgia to a season-low 54 points as the Nighthawks suffered their first setback since a Nov. 19 loss at Fort Valley State.

GRU (8-6, 4-3 PBC) held North Georgia to a dismal 36% from the field (16-45) while the Jaguars connected on half of their 58 field goal attempts. 

The Nighthawks held a single rebound advantage on the glass (32-31) but were hindered by 21 turnovers.

Keeley Chester led four UNG players in double-figures with a team-best 17 points, all of which came in the first half.  The sophomore forward connected on 6-7 attempts from the field and completed the double-double with 13 rebounds including five offensive rebounds.

Stephanie Huffman added 13 points while Mimi Hill and Cierra Jackson added 11 apiece.

Jemimah Ashby scored a game-high 20 points on 9-15 from the floor while Becky Newhouse added 16 points and eight rebounds.  Kelsey Fynaardt was a force in the paint with 14 points and eight rebounds, five of which were of the offensive variety. 

After leading 34-28 at the break, GRU used an 11-4 run to open the second half and extend the lead to double figures and would lead by as many as 19 (65-46) with just under four minutes remaining.

North Georgia (12-2, 6-1 PBC) will look to get back on track with a road trip to USC Aiken on Monday night with tip off set for 5:30 PM.  The game will be the second of a four-game road swing spanning eight days.