MARS HILL, NC - Stoney Polite set a new school single game record hitting seven 3-pointers to lead Mars Hill past North Greenville, 100-82, Saturday afternoon in Stanford Arena. The Lions improved to 3-4 on the season while the Crusaders fell to 1-6 on the season.
The existing school single-game record was six 3-pointers. Three former Lions held that mark. Walt Baxley hit six against Lenoir-Rhyne on March 1, 2006; Wes Conner hit the same number against Anderson on January 28, 1998; and Tony King nailed six shots from behind the arc against Wingate on February 23, 1991.
Polite led all scorers with his career high 35 points. He added six assists and four steals. Jabreel Moton (Cincinnati, OH) added 16 points and three boards while Jordan Skinner (Yellow Skinner, OH) tallied 14 points and six rebounds. Jamarl Glen (District Heights, MD) rounded out the double-digit scorers for the Lions with 11 points. He added six rebounds.
After trailing 12-6 with 13:35 left in the first half, MHC went on a 18-2 run to take a 24-14 advantage with 9:55 on the clock after Josh Goble (Lenoir, NC) hit a layup. The Lions took a 52-35 lead into the locker room at the intermission. Moton scored 13 of his 16 points in the first frame.
MHC out scored the Crusaders 20-6 to open the second half and take their largest lead of 31 points (72-41) with 13:50 left in regulation after Glen hit a shot in the paint. NGU then went on a 25-8 run of their own over the next six minutes to trim the deficit to 14 points (80-66) after Andrew Nipper hit a pair of foul shots but that was as close as they could get.
MHC scored 26 points off NGU turnovers, scored 15 second chance points and scored 10 points off the break. Rebounds were tied at 43-all.
Austin Randel led the Crusaders with 32 points and eight rebounds. Nathan Wilson posted a double-double with 15 points and 12 boards. Kyler Booher was the only other Crusader in double-figures with 11 points.
NGU will return to action on December 15 when they play at Anderson. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.