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  • Michael MacEachern

Young Harris stings Wasps 67-57

Mackenzie Johnson scored 23 points and grabbed 21 rebounds as the Young Harris College women's basketball team recorded a 67-57 non-conference victory over Emory & Henry College on the final day of the YHC Classic Sunday (Nov. 27) afternoon at the Harp Recreation and Commencement Center.

The Mountain Lions improved to 3-1, while the Wasps fell to 2-3. Young Harris returns to action Saturday (Dec. 3) with a 1:30 home contest against Lenoir-Rhyne University.


  • Johnson finished with 23 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field and 11-of-13 from the free throw line. Her 21 rebounds is the second most for her this season.

  • Trinity Edwards added 14 points and posted five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

  • Kalen Surles grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with her six points, five assists and two blocks.

  • Young Harris reeled off 10 unanswered points late in the second quarter to open up a 32-22 lead after Johnson sank a free throw with 92 seconds left before halftime.

  • The Wasps outscored the Mountain Lions 16-5 in the third quarter to open up a 44-39 lead. Emory & Henry took a 47-41 lead on a Grace Glance three-pointer 56 seconds into the fourth quarter.

  • YHC responded with a 10-2 run to open up a 51-49 lead on an Edwards' three-pointer with 7:09 to go. The Mountain Lions never would surrender the lead the remainder of the game.

  • The Mountain Lions salted the game away as they converted all six free thows in the final 34 seconds.

  • Young Harris outrebounded Emory & Henry 54-32.

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