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UNG’s Skidgel Ties Career High in Win Over Young Harris, 84-56


DAHLONEGA – Amber Skidgel tied her career high with 28 points as the University of North Georgia women’s basketball team never let go of the gas pedal as they closed out Young Harris with a final score of 84-56 Wednesday night in the UNG Convocation Center. 

Despite the Mountain Lions outrebounding the Nighthawks on both ends of the court, UNG played great defense all night long, forcing 26 Mountain Lion turnovers and converting those turnovers into 33 offensive points.

Games are won as a team, and the Nighthawks did a great job of sharing the ball with three players racking up six assists. With a total of 24 assists, UNG had twice as many assists as the Mountain Lions. Sharing the ball and enforcing good ball movement ultimately paved the way for the Nighthawks to protect their home court and assert their dominance on Spirit Night.

– Skidgel also tied a career high in field goals made, hitting 11 shots from the floor.

– Two more UNG players scored in the double digits, including Julianne Sutton scoring 21 points. Tamera Thorpe also scored 14 points in the win.

The Nighthawks will look for their next home win against Francis Marion this Saturday in the Convocation Center. Tipoff is set for 1:30 p.m.

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