So, even though Young Harris is a Division II school, Wednesday’s game had the potential to be problematic for the Panthers because the Mountain Lions are one of the highest-scoring Division II teams, averaging 94.7 points per game. Seven of their players were averaging at least 11 points per game.
But the Panthers’ defense found solutions, at least for one night, against Young Harris. The Mountain Lions were held to 33.3-percent shooting and just two players scored at least 12 points.
Young Harris got to within 17-15 with 8:39 left in the first half. But the Panthers went on an 8-0 run to open a 25-15 lead. Washington scored three points and White added four more in the stretch.
Behind 10 from White, the Panthers held a 34-22 lead at halftime.
Georgia State’s lead in the second half twice got cut to nine, the last time on a Herdie Lawrence 3-pointer with 12:44 left, but that’s as close as Young Harris would get.
The Panthers are at Southern Miss on Saturday.
Isaiah Dennis, a freshman guard from Eagle’s Landing High School, may redshirt this year because of a foot injury that’s not healing properly, Hunter said. Dennis has played in two games, totaling five minutes. … Young Harris received $2,000 to play Georgia State.