Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville fell to Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas action on Monday night, 65-51 in Hayes Gymnasium.
Miguel Cartagena led North Greenville with 16-points and was the only scorer in double-figures for the Crusaders. Daniel Burchette and Justin Dotson each finished with nine points. Burchette was also tied for the team lead with six rebounds.
The Crusaders jumped out to an early lead as Cartegena and Tommy Wade knocked down a pair of early threes. A Roderick Howell layup would then extend NGU’s lead to 8-1. North Greenville led 16-9 before the Trojans went on a 13-0 run to take a 22-16 lead.
The lead for the Trojans would stick as NGU played form behind for the rest of the game. UMO led by as many as 17-points in the second half but North Greenville made a late push to cut the lead to 11-points with 9:01 left in the game but fell short in the end as the Trojans earned the win in second meeting of the season.
North Greenville fell to 6-9 overall and 1-7 in Conference Carolinas play after the loss to Mount Olive. The Crusaders will take on Pfeiffer University on Wednesday night at 7:30 in Misenheimer, North Carolina.