YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. - The Emmanuel College women's basketball team dropped their season opener to powerhouse North Georgia 74-42 on Friday night.
How it happened:
The first quarter looked promising for the Lions who consistently exchanged shots with the Nighthawks. Facing just a two-point deficit with under twenty seconds remaining, the Lions took advantage of a turnover while Senior Taylor Delasbour drained a three-pointer to steal the lead.
Emmanuel continued to battle throughout the second quarter, holding the lead for the first four minutes. A foul by Emily Dreslinski allowed the Nighthawks two easy points that proved to be the turning point for North Georgia who didn't look back the rest of the night.
Heading back from half time the Lions found themselves behind 20-29. North Georgia commanded the offense, putting up 24 points to the Lions 13. The fourth quarter was no different with the Nighthawks cruising to a 74-42 victory.
Emmanuel struggled with a 26.7% field goal percentage while allowing North Georgia to out-rebound them 51 to 29.
Senior Lochlain Corliss led the Lions with 8 points and 3 assists while snagging 2 steals.
The Lions will continue action tomorrow, November 10th when they take on host school Young Harris at 3:30pm.
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