UNG men defeat Lander at Convocation Center

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

DAHLONEGA – After a sluggish start from both teams, the University of North Georgia men’s basketball team hit the first bucket of the game and never looked back on their way to a 67-59 win over Lander Saturday evening inside the Convocation Center.

Neither team could find the bottom of the net until Frank Champion hit back-to-back layups nearly two minutes into the contest. The Nighthawks continued to extend their lead in the first half, including finishing the period on a 10-0 run to take a 12 point lead to the locker room.

In the second half, North Georgia stretched the lead out to 18 points at 43-25 with just over 14 minutes to play before Lander started to inch back into the game. The Bearcats trimmed the lead down to as few as seven on a few occasions and six with under 30 seconds to play, but UNG held on to improve to 2-2 in league play.

NOTES
– For the second straight game, Eric Jones recorded a double-double, tallying 11 points and 10 rebounds. Champion led the way with 18 points, while Darnell Snyers scored 12 on four made shots from distance. Malik Hardy also claimed double digit points with 10.

– Kody Shubert pulled down 11 rebounds to go with his seven points and seven assists.

– North Georgia earned a +22 rebound margin, not allowing a Lander offensive rebound until the second half.

NEXT UP
The Nighthawks hit the road to Clayton State Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff in Peach Belt play.

 

 

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