Young Harris breezes past Georgia Regents women

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With his team fading fast in the Peach Belt Conference, Georgia Regents women’s coach Nate Teymer isn’t throwing in the towel.

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Georgia Regents' Marissa Mandeldove attempts a layup around defender Kaycee Cash (left) in the second half as Young Harris handed the Jaguars their fourth loss in a row.  JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
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Georgia Regents' Marissa Mandeldove attempts a layup around defender Kaycee Cash (left) in the second half as Young Harris handed the Jaguars their fourth loss in a row.

And he’s telling his team to keep the same mind-set.

“They better not,” Teymer said. “I’m not going to let them think that. They just need to make sure they come to work every day.”

Young Harris jumped on the Jaguars early, and Georgia Regents had no answer in a 68-45 defeat Saturday at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

The Jaguars (9-11, 5-8) suffered their fourth consecutive loss, second in a row by 20 or more points. Georgia Regents has dropped from the top of the East Division to fifth place.

“We need to stay the course,” Teymer said. “We need to get better, especially on the offensive end.”

Entering the contest, the Jaguars ranked 13th of 14 teams with a 61.2 scoring average.

Against Young Harris, Georgia Regents shot 40 percent from the field, connecting on just 3 of 16 3-point attempts. The Jaguars took just four foul shots, making all four, and committed 24 turnovers.

Kelsey Fynaardt was the lone Georgia Regents player in double figures scoring with 14 points.

Teymer said team leading scorer Jemimah Ashby (14.0 average), who hasn’t played since Jan. 25, remains out due to “medical reasons.” He added she’s expected to return for the team’s Thursday night home contest against Columbus State.

“It should help us scoring-wise to get her back,” Teymer said. “We have six games left. For us to make the conference tournament, we’re probably going to have to win four of them.”

With the victory, Young Harris (15-4, 10-2) leads the league by one game over three teams. Ladondra Johnson posted a game-high 21 to lead the Mountain Lions.


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