Tigerville, SC – After two tough losses early in the week, North Greenville bounced back with a 82-72 victory over Hiwassee College on Saturday night.
With their leading scorer and rebounder Paul Harrison sidelined with an injury, the Crusaders turned to Jamaal Pryor to fill the void on the inside. Pryor exceeded expectations as he led the team with 27 points on 10 of 14 shooting as well as pulling down 15 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.
“[Jamaal] Pryor did a great job stepping in for an injured Paul Harrison tonight,” said head coach Chad Lister. “He was very active and effective in the paint. Our depth is the strength of our team – we are getting solid minutes from different people every night.”
Kyler Booher had another solid game as he scored 12 points and pulled down five rebounds. Zack Shields showed he may be fully recovered from an early-season ankle injury as he poured in 12 points after hitting four three-pointers off of the bench. Reserve Chris Dean recorded nine points and five rebounds in 15 minutes of play.
The Crusaders (9-5) will look to put together back-to-back wins as the travel to Charlotte, NC to play against Johnson and Wales University on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.