Lady Nighthawks Ease Past Brevard in Season-Opening Victory

Stephanie Huffman in action Monday in the victory over Brevard University. (Photo special to The Steeple).

Stephanie Huffman in action Monday in the victory over Brevard University. (Photo special to The Steeple)

The University of North Georgia women’s basketball team started their season off right with a 68-42 win against Brevard on Nov. 11. This was an easy 26-point road non-conference win for the Lady Nighthawks.

UNG’s Jaymee Carnes had a double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds; both were game highs. Stephanie Huffman contributed 17 points, while teammate Cierra Jackson added 11 of her own.

North Georgia took an early lead 4-3 and then took over the game with a 14-0 run in three and half minutes. Five consecutive points were scored by Huffman to extend the Nighthawks’ lead into double digits.

The Nighthawks pushed their lead to 23 points (31-8) when they hit five of their six shots following a shot by Brevard’s Taylor Hiatt. UNG held on to the lead and led Brevard by as many as 25 before halftime.

Madison Lenox led Brevard in scoring with 13 points; she was the only Tornado to score double figures. Tuccoa Bracket, reigning South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year, was held to only seven points on 3 of 16 shooting.

Along with stopping Bracket, the UNG defense forced 19 turnovers. Brevard was also held to 14-57 on field goal attempts; the team’s scoring percentage was a low 25 percent.

The Lady Nighthawks return to action on Friday, Nov. 15, when the team hosts Northwood (Fla.) University in this season’s home opener. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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