Tigerville, SC – In search for their first win of the new year, the North Greenville University men’s basketball team dropped a 90-75 contest to in-state rival Limestone College on Tuesday night in Hayes Gymnasium.
The Saints got out to an 18-point lead midway through the first half, however, the Crusaders closed the gap with a late run to make the score 44-38 in favor of Limestone at the intermission. Limestone held their large lead throughout the second half as North Greenville was unable to overcome the deficit, dropping the contest 90-75, their second largest loss of the season.
The Saints shot 42.6 percent in the game compared to just 34.8 percent by the Crusaders as Limestone knocked down 25-of-33 free throw attempts and gained the rebounding edge with a 51-37 advantage over the undersized North Greenville.
Tyshawn Patterson once again led all scorers with his third straight 30-point outing as he poured in 34 points and seven rebounds in 38 minutes of action. Keith Johnson recorded 14 points, including 4-for-8 from three-point range, while Chris Dean rounded out the double-digit scorers for North Greenville with 11 points in 16 minutes of play.
The Crusaders (4-5, 1-4 in Conference Carolinas) have a short turn around as they host Barton College on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. in Tigerville.