Flagler Roundup: Odabe breaks more records, but Saints fall

Tabitha Odabe received a conference honor and set two more school records Monday. But the 6-foot-5 center and the Flagler College Saints didn’t get the prize they wanted Monday — a win at North Georgia.

 

The Nighthawks oustscored Flagler 17-6 in the final six minutes to defeat the visiting Saints 66-56 in a battle of first-place teams in the Peach Belt Conference. North Georgia (13-2, 8-1) extended its win streak to seven games, while Flagler (9-4, 7-2) lost for the second time in four games.

Odabe was named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week before the game. She had a triple-double with 20 points, 21 rebounds and 12 blocks against Young Harris on Saturday and averaged 16.5 points and 15.5 rebounds in two wins.

On Monday, the junior blocked 11 more shots to shatter the Saints’ single-season record with 59 blocks with 13 games to go (Rachel Brown had 51 in 2011-12). Odabe also broke Flagler’s single-game rebounding record with 23 (two more than the mark she tied on Saturday). Her 19 defensive rebounds set a new conference record.

Tiffany Hodge led Flagler with 15 points Monday. Malaysia Robinson added 10. Amber Skidgel scored a game-high 19 points for North Georgia.

Flagler hosts Georgia Southwestern State at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Flagler College 86

North Georgia 78

Vaughn McCall poured in a season-high 27 points to help Flagler snap a five-game losing streak Monday at North Georgia. The win also snapped a six-game skid against the Nighthawks.

McCall shot 11 of 19 from the field and grabbed five rebounds. His backcourtmate Damerit Brown added 15 points and nine rebounds, while forward Jeffercy Jean scored 13 points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and Cortlin Davis provided 13 points and four assists and blocked three shots. Austin Howard added 10 points off the bench.

The Saints (5-8, 2-7 Peach Belt) shot a season-best 54.5 percent from the field (36 for 66) and outrebounded the Nighthawks 41-28. Ebo Smith led North Georgia (7-8, 5-4) with 21 points. Flagler hosts Georgia Southwestern State at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

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