• Michael MacEachern

Mountain Lions march by Trojans 75-56


Photo by Taylor Thomas / YHC Athletics

Young Harris College had five players in double figures as the Mountain Lions tipped of the 2022-23 season with a 75-56 non-conference women's basketball victory over Anderson (S.C.) University Thursday (Nov. 17) evening at the Harp Recreation and Commencement Center,


The Mountain Lions improved to 1-0, while the Trojans fell to 1-2. Young Harris continues its homestand Tuesday (Nov. 22) when they host Mars Hill University at 5 p.m.


INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:

  • Mackenzie Johnson led the Mountain Lions with a double double as she scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. The preseason All-Peach Belt Conference performer hit seven of her 12 field goal attempts.

  • JaMari Frederick was close behind Johnson with 20 points as she connected on four three-pointers.

  • Kalen Surles and Dustie Obah added 11 points each, while Magdalene Adebanjo had 10 more.

  • Surles added eight rebounds and distributed six assists, while Adebanjo grabbed six rebounds

  • The Mountain Lions shot 48.0 percent (24-of-50), while the Trojans were limited to 28.6 percent (20-of-70) shooting.

  • With Anderson holding a 17-16 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Mountain Lions scored seven unanswered points to start the second quarter to take a 23-17 lead on two Johnson free throws with 7:16 to go.

  • The Mountain Lions open up their largest lead - 20 points (67-47) - on a Adebanjo layup with 2:52 remaining in the contest.

  • YHC held a 45-36 advantage on the glass.

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