Trojans hit three with seconds remaining to down Crusaders
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Trojans hit three with seconds remaining to down Crusaders
Andrew Nipper scored a game-high 24 points

TIGERVILLE, SC—Brandon Young drained a three-pointer with three seconds remaining in the game to lift Anderson University over North Greenville University 63-60 Saturday afternoon in Hayes Gymnasium. Anderson starts off the season 1-0, while North Greenville drops to 0-2 on the year.

The Crusader battled back from 32-19 deficit at halftime, outscoring the Trojans by ten points in the second period. Down by 15 points with 6:27 to play, North Greenville went on a 15-0 run to tie the game on a pair of Adam Griggs free throws with 20 seconds left in the game.

It was obvious that Young was the man Anderson wanted to shoot the ball as the Trojans cleared out for him as he brought the ball across mid-court. With three seconds on the clock, Young pulled up behind the arc to hit what proved to be the game winner.

North Greenville inbounded the ball to mid-court and immediately called a timeout. Austin Randel’s final three-point attempt missed to seal the victory for the Trojans.

Andrew Nipper recorded a double-double in points and rebounds for North Greenville. Nipper led all scorers with 24 points while hauling in 11 rebounds. Adam Griggs and Zach Babbitt added 17 and ten points respectively.

Young led the Trojans with 14 points, while Stephen Cobb and Jarrett Johnson chipped in 12 and 11 points respectively.

The Crusaders will be back in action Monday as they travel to King College for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.