Tigerville, SC – The North Greenville University men’s basketball returned home on Tuesday night after a three-game road trip, dropping a contest to the Crusaders of Belmont Abbey 112-87 in Hayes Gymnasium.
The Crusaders of Belmont opened the first half of action on a 17-8 run and North Greenville was unable to get closer than three points as Belmont earned a 20-point advantage with a 65-45 halftime score. The second half of action saw Belmont continue to grow their lead as North Greenville was unable to overcome the large deficit, leading to the 25-point defeat.
Belmont Abbey’s Tyshawn Good led all scorers with 40 points in the game, shooting 12-for-19 from the field and 14-for-15 from the free throw line to go with seven rebounds and five assists. As a team, Belmont shot 50.6 percent from the floor and pulled down 47 rebounds compared to 37.5 percent shooting by North Greenville.
North Greenville was led by senior Tyshawn Patterson for the fifth straight game as he recorded 24 points, four rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes of play. Junior Chris Dean totaled 14 points and nine rebounds, while junior Keith Johnson scored 12 points of his own. Sophomore Phillip Brown earned his first double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go with a team-high two blocks.
The Crusaders (3-2, 1-2 in Conference Carolinas) will return to action in just over week as they host Anderson University on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in Hayes Gymnasium.