February 1, 2014

#21 North Georgia Holds Off Montevallo 77-65 In PBC Women's Basketball Action

DAHLONEGA, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) – The 21st-ranked University of North Georgia women's basketball team placed four players in double figures paced by a game-high 28 from Mimi Hill to hold off the University of Montevallo 77-65 in Peach Belt Conference action on Saturday in Memorial Hall.   The senior forward scored 16 points in the first half as the Nighthawks led by 12 (38-26) at the break and never looked back.

Hill connected on a layup on the first half's final possession to give UNG its largest lead of the half at intermission. 

UNG led by 12 (48-36) following a three-pointer by Molly Rainwater at the 14:53 mark of the second half but the Falcons (6-12, 3-8 PBC) used a 9-2 run to cut the lead down to five.  North Georgia answered with a 9-2 run of their own to stretch the lead back to double figures where it would stay for the remainder of the contest.

Rainwater finished with 18 points fueled by a 5-11 performance from behind the three-point line while Stephanie Huffman and Keeley Chester added 14 and 10 respectively.  Rainwater accounted for all of UNG's threes. 

Montevallo was paced by Jacquelyn Thompson's team-high 27 points while Beverly Taylor added 24 as the duo combined to take 40 of the Falcon's 64 field goal attempts. 

The Falcons were 7-16 from three-point with Thompson accounting for all seven of the team's makes from downtown (7-13). 

North Georgia (15-3, 9-2 PBC) held a 37-32 advantage on the glass and was good on 28-54 (52%) from the field compared to UM's 28-64 (44%).

The Nighthawks return to action on Wednesday, February 5 with a PBC West Division home game against Young Harris with tip off set for 5:30 in Memorial Hall.