February 19, 2008

Hurricanes Fall to North Georgia

Georgia Southwestern State University lost another hard-fought Peach Belt Conference battle Monday evening as the Saints of North Georgia College & State University laid claim to a 69-59 victory over the Hurricanes.

The Saints improve to 15-9 and 10-7 in Peach Belt Conference play on the year as Hurricanes fall to 7-17 overall and 4-13 in PBC play.

The Saints used balanced scoring once again in the victory with four players scoring in double figures. Nick Pope led North Georgia with 13 points, while Andre Morgan added the only double-double of the game with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Travis Owsley led all scorers with 21 points and five rebounds for the Hurricanes, while Anthony Sargent added 19 points and four rebounds.

GSW claimed a 35-34 rebounding advantage over the Saints, but could not get all the shots to fall. The Hurricanes shot only 11.9 percent from behind the arc, while North Georgia shot 40.9 percent and outscored GSW by 21 points behind the arc.

The Hurricanes surged to take the lead twice during the game, but the Saints trailed by less than 30-seconds each time before regaining the lead. Pope gave North Georgia their largest lead of the game at 69-57 with 2:26 remaining.

Georgia Southwestern (7-17, 4-13 PBC) returns to action on Wednesday, February 20, at home in the Storm Dome for another Peach Belt Conference match-up at 7:30 p.m. Georgia College & State University.

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