Darrah, Blankinship Post Career High Numbers in 82-54 Win

University of North Georgia
12/2/2017 | Women’s Basketball | Box Score
DAHLONEGA – Behind Mackenzie Darrah’s and Deana Blankinship’s big games, the University of North Georgia women’s basketball team opened Peach Belt Conference play with a resounding 82-54 win over Francis Marion Saturday afternoon in Memorial Hall.

Darrah netted 21 points, matching her career high set against Erskine last season, while Blankinship contributed 19 points, surpassing her career high of 18 points.

UNG never trailed in the contest, hitting the first basket of the game. The game was tied just once at 8-8, but UNG retook the lead moments later, extending it to as many as 32 points late.

NOTES
– The 29-point first quarter was the most points in a single quarter this season, overtaking the three 28-point quarters that UNG has had so far this season.

– The Nighthawks shot over 57 percent from the field. Amber Skidgel and Julianne Sutton both finished in double figures, scoring 13 and 11, respectively.

– North Georgia assisted on 19 of its 32 made field goals.

NEXT UP
The Nighthawks have a short turnaround as they travel to Fort Valley State on Monday night. Tip time is set for 6 p.m.

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