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Chavis, Pradia leads Young Harris past Lander 73-68

Kyle Heese Photography / YHC Athletics

Karl Chavis and Lenny Pradia combined for 37 points as Young Harris College pulled past Lander University 73-68 in a Peach Belt Conference men's basketball contest Wednesday (Feb. 1) evening at the Harp Recreation & Commencement Center.

The Mountain Lions improved to 16-4 overall and to 7-4 in the Peach Belt, while the Bearcats slipped to 15-6 and 7-4. YHC remains at home Saturday (Feb..4) as they host Clayton State University in a 3:30 p.m. PBC contest.


  • Chavis scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field. He also grabbed five rebounds.

  • Pradia scored 11 of his 18 points in the second half. He also grabbed seven rebounds.

  • Josh Petteno added 12 points and pulled down five rebounds. He also had two blocks and two steals.

  • Nate Dunlop added nine points, while Eden Davis tallied seven rebounds and dished out six assists.

  • YHC outrebounded Lander 41-31 on the glass.

  • The Mountain Lions were on fire from long distance in the opening 20 minutes as they sank 9-of-14 three pointers (64.3 percent) and took a 43-34 lead at the half.

  • Lander rallied to take a two-point lead - its largest of the game - at 61-59 with 5:30 remaining.

  • Young Harris took the lead for good at 65-64 on two Petteno free throws with 2:18 to play.

  • YHC took a 69-66 lead on a layup from Pradia with just under a minute to play.

  • After Lander got within a point (69-68) on its next possession, Pradia added a pull-up jump shot wit 13 seconds to go to give the Mountain Lions a 71-68 lead.

  • Davis stole the ball on the Bearcats' next possession and found Chavis, who dunked the ball to seal the win.

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