Crusaders upend Coker in overtime thriller

November 10, 20171st2nd1OT Final
Coker3842484
North Greenville29511292
Stats at a GlanceCOKERNGU
FG Percentage.357 (30-84) .516 (32-62)
3P FG Percentage.333 (10-30) .389 (7-18)
FT Percentage.519 (14-27) .600 (21-35)
Offensive Rebounds1816
Defensive Rebounds2442
Total Rebounds4258
Turnovers1426
Steals124
Bench Points2733
LeadersCOKERNGU
PointsDonte Samuels - 22
Tommy Wade - 18
ReboundsLaDarius Williams - 9
Tommy Wade - 11
AssistsJake Barrett - 3
Daniko Jackson - 5
StealsJake Barrett - 3
Marquis Green - 3
Jalon Cokley - 2
BlocksDakota Jennings - 2
Roderick Howell - 4
Crusaders upend Coker in overtime thriller
Friday, November 10, 2017
Crusaders upend Coker in overtime thriller

Newberry, S.C. —North Greenville tipped off the 2017 season in thrilling fashion earning a 92-84 win over Coker College in the season opener.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 92 / Coker – 84
  • Location: Newberry College (Newberry, South Carolina)
  • Records: North Greenville 1 – 0 / Coker 0 – 1

How it Happened

  • The Cobras led by as many as 16-points, a lead, which came at the 18:38 mark of the second period.
  • North Greenville’s offense started to click in the second half though as the Crusaders began to chip away at the deficit.
  • The Crusaders would go on a 24-8 run which spanned around eight minutes, eventually taking a one-point edge on a pair of free throws from Kovi Tate.
  • NGU would lead 8-77 with 28-seconds left but a foul on a three-point attempt would lead to the game-tying scores, making it 80-80 eventually sending the game into overtime.
  • The Cobras would draw first blood in the overtime but Matt Moore would answer with a three-pointer while Moses Merritt added a but kept to give NGU an 85-82 edge.
  • The Crusaders would maintain control through the final four minutes of the overtime period as they improved to 1-0 on the season, winning the season opener for the second consecutive season.

The Good Guys

  • NGU shot just 40-percent as a team in the first half but rebounded nicely in the second period to knock down 20 of 37 shots.
  • Tommy Wade led NGU with 18-points and 11-rebounds for a double-double while Daniko Jackson had 16-points.
  • Matt Moore Tacked on 15-points and hit two of three from deep. Daniel Burchette added 12-points while DJ Brooks scored 10.

The Other Team

  • Donte Samuel led all scorers with 22-points while Khalil Halls added 20.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders will wrap up the CC vs. SAC Challenge on Saturday with a 4:30 tipoff with Newberry College.