Young Harris Uses Second Half Run To Pull Away From #20 Nighthawks For 78-74 Win
DAHLONEGA, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) – Young Harris College used a decisive 15-2 run midway through the second half to propel the Mountain Lions to a 78-74 victory over #20 University of North Georgia on Wednesday in women's basketball action at UNG's Memorial Hall. UNG's Mimi Hill recorded a double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds in a losing effort.
Trailing by one (43-42) at the 13:03 mark of the second half, Young Harris used a 15-2 burst to take a 57-45 lead with just under 10 minutes left.
An old-fashioned three-point play by Hill with 59 ticks left shortened the Mountain Lion lead to a single possession at 70-67 but YHC was able to connect on late game free throws. YHC's Shaquaya Daniels made 10 consecutive free throws to finish 12-14 on the night with all her points coming from the charity stripe, all in the game's final two minutes.
Ladondra Johnson led the Mountain Lions (14-4, 9-2 PBC) with 31 points including 13-19 from the field. Peyton Robertson added a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds while Jenna Thompson rounded out YHC's double figure scorers with 10 points including a perfect 2-2 from behind the three-point line.
North Georgia's Molly Rainwater matched her season high of 18 points all courtesy of the three point shot (6-15) while Stephanie Huffman added 10 points and six rebounds. Keeley Chester added nine points and four blocks for the Nighthawks.
North Georgia returns to action on Saturday (Feb. 8) when the Nighthawks travel to Columbus State University with tip off set for 1:30 in Lumpkin Arena. The game can be heard through the UNG Nighthawk Basketball Radio Network with the Milton Martin Honda pregame show beginning at 1:10.