The NGU men’s and women’s basketball teams will each host home games this week before breaking for final examinations and the Christmas holiday.
The NGU women (3-1) will travel to play Mars Hill in Asheville Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6:00 p.m. before hosting Tusculum Thursday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Hayes Gymnasium. Coach Jayne Arledge’s team will seek to snap a two-game losing streak against Mars Hill. Following final exams, the women will host The Apprentice School of Virginia Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2:00 p.m. Freshman guard Karly Stache leads the Crusaders in scoring at 14.6 ppg. She also has knocked down 13 3’s, which is an average of over 3 per game. Senior All-American center Amanda Milner is averaging 14.4 ppg and 6.8 rebounds. Nikki Wood is averaging 11.6 points per game and 4.2 rebounds.
Coach Chad Lister’s men (1-3) won their first game last time out as they defeated Warren Wilson 79-57 on the road. They will host Mars Hill Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Hayes Gymnasium. . Freshman center Paul Harrison leads the Crusaders in scoring and rebounding at 19.7 ppg and 10.3 rebounds. Junior forward Kyler Vitko is at 8.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest.