Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville earned its second Conference Carolinas win in as many days on Saturday, taking an 88-79 decision over Southern Wesleyan.
The Crusaders had four players in double-figures including Daniel Burcehette who led North Greenville with 18-points. Korval McElory delivered 16-points for NGU with 9-assists while Jai Jencks turned in Saturday's only double double with 12-points and 13-rebounds. Troy Blyden finished with 11-points for North Greenville.
The first half saw six lead changes and three ties. North Greenville led by as many as nine points in the opening period. The Crusaders led 33-24 with 6:41 left in the half, before the Warriors finished it on a 12-4 run to take a two-point lead into the locker room.
The Warriors extended the advantage to six points early in the second frame but NGU was quick to erase the deficit. NGU finally overcame the slim lead on a tip-in by Burchette, making the score 49-48 with 14:27 left in the game.
NGU would lead the rest of the way, extending the advantage to as many as 18-points as Southern Wesleyan ran out of answers and time.
North Greenville improved to 10-16 on the season and 6-12 in league play while the Warriors fell to 2-25 and 1-18. The Crusaders will travel to Limestone on February 23rd before wrapping up the regular season on February 26th against Lees-McRae College in Tigerville. Both tipoffs are scheduled for 7:30pm.