For the first time in North Greenville University history, the men’s and women’s basketball teams scored 100 point victories on the same day.
The Crusader men used Paul Harrison’s 25 points and 15 rebounds, and three other NGU players also reached double figures as NGU (9-15) walloped Knoxville College 105-83 at Hayes Gymnasium in Tigerville Saturday afternoon.
The NGU women earlier defeated Knoxville 115-44 in the first game of the doubleheader.
Harrison reached a double double by halftime, scoring 17 points and pulling down 11 rebounds to help NGU open a 47-34 lead. Tyler Mains scored 13 points, all in the second half, Kyler Vitko had 19 points and Zach Babbitt had 15 to give NGU its biggest scoring night of the season.
North Greenville scored 58 second half points by hitting 19-27 shots and amassed 26 of 33 free throws for the game.
Darius Lacey took game high honors for Knoxville with 34 points.
“We got a chance for everybody to get some quality minutes and no one had to play too many,” Crusader head coach Chad Lister said. “We finally broke out on offense and this win should give us a little moment as we head toward the post season.”
North Greenville will play two road games at Carver (Feb. 19) and Mars Hill (Feb. 21) before rerturning home to host Reinhardt on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m. in its final regular season contest before hosting the NCCAA Regional Tournament March 19-21 in Tigerville.