Sutton named to Academic All-District team

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Julianne Sutton

DAHLONEGA – University of North Georgia women’s basketball player Julianne Sutton was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 Team Thursday, as announced by the association.

Sutton becomes the third women’s basketball player all-time to be named to the All-District team, joining Stephanie Huffman and Deana Blankinship. The junior from Flowery Branch, Georgia, currently leads the Peach Belt in scoring at 18.6 points per game and is third in field goal percentage. She sports a 3.38 GPA while majoring in Kinesiology, Health & Fitness.

Sutton is the only Peach Belt member on the All-District team, joining Carson-Newman’s Kayla Marosites, Anderson’s Alexy Mollenhauer and Belmont Abbey’s Allie Downing and Maria Kuhlman on the team.

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America honorees will be announced between March 10.

The CoSIDA Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the links above, and are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada.

The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA CoSIDA Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.

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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.

UNG women spoil UNC Pembroke upset bid, 66-62

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Julianne Sutton

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Down 16 points with 7:33 to play, the No. 17 University of North Georgia women’s basketball team finished the game on a 28-8 run to defeat UNC Pembroke, 66-62, Saturday afternoon in the Convocation Center.

The Braves took advantage of a 25-10 second quarter where the Nighthawks went 1-for-9 from the floor and 0-for-4 from distance. UNCP was able to keep their lead in the third quarter and extended a 10-point lead after the third quarter to 16 with three straight buckets to start the final period.

The Nighthawks stormed back, using full court pressure to force multiple UNCP turnovers as UNG took its first lead of the second half with 59 seconds to play. North Georgia held on to the lead the rest of the way to clinch its 24th straight win inside the friendly confines of the Convocation Center.

NOTES

– Julianne Sutton notched a career-high 31 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the floor. She was the only Nighthawk to score in double figures.

– North Georgia had 21 offensive rebounds, turning them into 19 second chance points.

NEXT UP

The Nighthawks hit the road to Columbus State on Wednesday. Tip off is set for 5:30 p.m.

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UNG women rally to beat Clayton State, 68-60

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Julianne Sutton

DAHLONEGA – A 10-0 run over the final 3:12 pushed the No. 14 University of North Georgia women’s basketball team past Clayton State in come-from-behind fashion, 68-60, Saturday afternoon inside the UNG Convocation Center.

Clayton State jumped out to a quick 14-4 lead before North Georgia answered with a 15-4 run of their own to take their first lead at 20-18 early in the second quarter. The Lakers would then score the next seven points to take the lead, one that they would hold on to until halftime.

In the second half, Clayton State got their lead to as many as eight in the third quarter, but the Nighthawks answered with a 12-0 run to retake the lead early in the fourth quarter. The two teams went back-and-forth, but the final 10-0 run was enough to give UNG the win.

NOTES

– After giving up nine offensive boards in the first half, UNG gave up just two in the second half.

– Julianne Sutton led all scorers with a season-high 25 points to go with 13 rebounds for her third double-double of the year. She has now scored double figures in 22 straight games dating back to the NCAA opening round game a year ago.

– Abbie Franklin added 17 points, playing 39 minutes in the contest.

– UNG is now 27-1 inside the Convocation Center, winning 22 straight.

NEXT UP

North Georgia hits the road for the first Battle of Blood Mountain matchup of the season on Wednesday at Young Harris. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.

 

 

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No. 10 UNG women beat Georgia College, 65-48

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Julianne Sutton

DAHLONEGA – Julianne Sutton led all scorers with 21 points as the No. 10 University of North Georgia women’s basketball team led wire-to-wire to beat Georgia College, 65-47, Saturday afternoon.

The game was tied just once at 5-5 after UNG scored the first five points of the game followed by the Bobcats’ five points. North Georgia went on a 7-2 run to take a lead through to the second quarter. After extending the lead to as many as 17 points before halftime, the Nighthawks kept the lead in double figures despite being outscored in the third quarter.

North Georgia responded in the fourth quarter, putting up 19 points in the period to earn the sixth Peach Belt win of the season.

NOTES
– Sutton ended one rebound shy of a double-double, scoring in double figures for the 18th straight game. She has had double digit points in 32 of the last 33 games.

– Abbie Franklin scored 17 points, hitting five three pointers on six attempts. Chloe Savage added 14 points off the bench, while Kyra Davis contributed 10.

– The Nighthawks had 40 points in the paint while holding GC to just 18 points inside.

NEXT UP
North Georgia takes on Columbus State at home Wednesday night with tip time set for 5:30 p.m.

 

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Sutton nets 21 as UNG women rout UNC Pembroke 59-45

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Julianne Sutton

PEMBROKE, N.C. – Julianne Sutton finished with a game-high 21 points as the No. 12 University of North Georgia women’s basketball team closed out 2019 with a 59-45 win on the road at UNC Pembroke Saturday afternoon.

Abbie Franklin got things started with an opening possession three pointer, but the Braves would score the next five to take their only lead of the contest. From there, North Georgia went on a 13-0 run spanning the majority of the first quarter to put a sizable margin on the scoreboard.

The Nighthawk lead would get up to as many as 16 in the fourth quarter after the Braves cut the lead down to as few as six in the third before UNG pulled away for the win.

NOTES

  • Sutton now sits at 995 career points after her 21-point outing. She also has pulled down 486 rebounds over her two-and-a-half year career;
  • Franklin finished a rebound shy of a double-double, scoring 12 points with nine rebounds;
  • All eight Nighthawks that saw action ended with points in the scoring column.

The 10-1 start to the season is the best since the 2016-17 season when UNG started 12-1.

NEXT UP

The Nighthawks will take the floor again after the start of 2020 when Flagler comes to Dahlonega on January 4. Tipoff is set for 1:30 p.m. inside the UNG Convocation Center.

 

 

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Belmont Abbey rolls past Nighthawks in women’s basketball

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BELMONT, N.C. – The No. 9 University of North Georgia women’s basketball team fell for the first time this season in a 65-56 loss to Belmont Abbey Saturday afternoon.

Trailing 25-18 in the second quarter, the Nighthawks went on a 10-0 run to take a three-point lead, but that would be the last time UNG was in front as the Crusaders responded with a 9-0 run to finish the half and held on for the entirety of the second half.

NOTES
Julianne Sutton led UNG with 16 points, while Kara Groover notched the first double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 boards.

Belmont Abbey pulled down 15 offensive rebounds, converting them for 12 second chance points.

NEXT UP
North Georgia will hit the road again on Wednesday for its final non-conference tuneup at Clark Atlanta. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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No. 11 Nighthawks hold off No. 20 Carson-Newman 67-62

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. — After trailing by four at the break, the No. 11 University of North Georgia women’s basketball team went on a 12-4 run to start the third quarter and made the lead hold up as they took down No. 20 Carson-Newman, 67-62, Saturday in the North Georgia Classic.

The Nighthawks and Eagles traded baskets through much of the first half with C-N pulling out in front late in the half. Neither team shot the ball well in the first two stanzas, shooting a combined 17-of-62 from the floor in the first 20 minutes.

The offense heated up though for UNG in the third quarter, outscoring the Eagles by 11 in the frame and shooting 9-for-11 from the floor in the period. The lead was as many as 12 in the fourth quarter, but Carson-Newman did not go quietly, forcing North Georgia to make free throws late to clinch the win.

NOTES
– North Georgia was led by four players in double figures, including Abbie Franklin who finished with a team-high 19 points. Julianne Sutton added 17, Kara Groover contributed 12 and Kyra Davis had 10 in the win.

– C-N’s Kayla Marosites finished with a game-high 23 points after being held scoreless in the first half.

– The Nighthawks were outscored in every quarter but the third.

– In the other game of the classic Saturday, Life upset Clayton State, 61-60.

NEXT UP
North Georgia will have a week before taking the floor again when they travel to Belmont Abbey next Saturday.

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