Misenheimer, N.C. – North Greenville men’s basketball continued its struggles in Conference Carolinas on Wednesday night, dropping a 101-84 decision to Pfeiffer University.
The Crusaders led by as many as seven points on Wednesday night but were unable to hold off the hot shooting Falcons who have won four of their last five games. The Falcons shot 53.6-percent from the field but did considerable damage from the three point line knocking down 11 of 23 attempts.
The first half ended in a tie with the score dead locked at 43-43. The first half saw eight ties and six lead changes. NGU’s largest lead came at the 7:35 mark of the first half when a Jai Jenks layup made the score 30-43, in favor of the Crusaders. Jenks finished the night with 20-points and a team high nine rebounds.
Pfeiffer gained control of the game in the second half, opening up a 14-point lead with an 8-0 run with 13:50 left. North Greenville trimmed the lead to nine points a few moments later but the Falcons took advantage of 16 NGU turnovers, which led to 14-points.
The points off of turnovers proved to be a difference maker as NGU’s offense put together a solid performance, knocking down 53.4 of its shots. The Flacons would lead by as many as 18-points in the frame, a lead that came with 3-minutes left in the game.
Tommy Wade led the Crusaders with 21-points and six rebounds. It’s the second time in three games wade has led the scoring attack. Daniel Burchette added 15-points while Tyland Crawford and Miguel Cartagena scored 12 and 10.
The Crusaders will travel to Central, South Carolina to take on Southern Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon at 4pm.