Tigerville, SC – With only two players scoring in double figures the North Greenville University men’s basketball team dropped its fourth straight game, losing to Coker College 90-70 on Saturday afternoon in Hayes Gymnasium.
The Cobras shot 14-for-26 (53.8%) from three-point range and 52.4 from the floor, while holding the Crusaders to 45.5% shooting from the field.
Coker opened the game on a 16-7 run before North Greenville closed within one point with 9:27 to go in the first half. The Cobras pulled away and led by 11 going into the half.
The second was a mirror of the first as Coker picked up where they left off and extended their lead to a 20 point margin with 16:32 left in the game. The large deficit was too much to overcome as North Greenville never pulled within 11 points throughout the remainder of the game.
Paul Harrison secured his 12th double-double of the season with game-highs of 31 points and 11 rebounds to go along with two blocks.
Chris Dean recorded 20 points and four rebounds, while Jimmy Ellis scored nine points off of the bench.
The Crusaders (10-10, 4-8 in conference) will look to get back on track with a contest against Erskine College on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Hayes Gymnasium.