UNG rolls past Columbus State, 72-54

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Kara Groover

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The No. 15 University of North Georgia women’s basketball team jumped out to a quick 16-point lead on their way to a 72-54 win over Columbus State Wednesday evening.

After the Cougars scored the first basket of the game, UNG answered with an 18-0 run. CSU cut the lead down to as few as six in the latter stages of the first half, but North Georgia answered each time to keep the game at a three-possession game going to halftime.

The Nighthawks quickly stretched the lead back to double figures in the second half, pulling away to as many as 20 down the stretch.

NOTES

– Kara Groover notched a double-double with 15 points and 11 boards, while Julianne Sutton led the way with 19 points. Abbie Franklin contributed 13 points.

– The Nighthawks hit seven three-pointers, while Columbus State did not hit a shot outside of the arc.

– UNG had 22 points off 19 Cougar turnovers.

NEXT UP

The Nighthawks will battle Lander in a matchup of the league’s best two teams Saturday inside the Convocation Center. Tipoff is set for 1:30 p.m.

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