CLINTON, S.C. - Presbyterian picked up its second consecutive victory and remained undefeated at 2-0 as they downed North Greenville 81-58 at the Templeton Center on Tuesday evening.
The 2-0 start is the best start for the Blue Hose since the 2001-02 season when they commenced the year by going 4-0 before falling in overtime to USC Aiken in the fifth game of the season. North Greenville falls to 1-2 on the season.
Sean Dixon led the Blue Hose in the contest, garnering a game-high 21 points and four steals in 20 minutes of action. Dixon mustered most of his 21 points from beyond the arc, nailing five (5-for-9) treys.
The Marietta, Ga. native was 7-for-13 from the field.
Bryan Bostic followed up his 15-point, nine rebound performance in the season-opening win over Lander by acquiring 11 points, a team-high five rebounds and a team-best tying five assists against North Greenville. The five assists picked up by Bostic were a new career high in the department.
Jordan Richmond led NGU in the loss, scoring 18 points. Amonzo Gantt and Josh Burgess added 14 and 11 points respectively.
Presbyterian led by as many as 26 in the contest, going ahead 79-53 with just under three minutes left in the game after a layup by Travis Sligh.
It was not overtly easy for the Blue Hose though as the Crusaders pulled to within 14 in the second half, going on an 11-0 run to pull within14 at 56-42.
Presbyterian promptly thwarted the run shortly thereafter on Pat Kiscaden's third and final three-pointer of the evening to make it 59-42. Drew Biggs hit a three-pointer the next time the Blue Hose had the basketball to make it 62-42.
Freshman Walt Allen scored his first career points with 45 seconds left in the game to give the game its final score of 81-58.
The Crusaders will be back in action next Wednesday as they play host to Allen University in Hayes Gymnasium. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.