Melbourne, FL – North Greenville fell to the Union University Bulldogs 69-59 in Day 1 of the Florida Tech Thanksgiving Tournament. Tommy Wade led NGU in scoring with 14 points while Daniel Burchette, Roderick Howell, and Matt Moore score 11 points.
- Score: North Greenville – 59 / Union – 69
- Location: Clemente Center (Melbourne, FL)
- Records: NGU – 3-3, 0-1 CC / UU – 4-1, 1-0 GSC
How it Happened
- North Greenville led 10-1 early in the first half including a dunk by Tommy Wade. Union would respond by scoring the next 15 points to take a 16-10 lead with 7:30 remaining in the first half. The score would remain close for the rest of the half. With NGU trailing by 5, Matt Moore connected with a last-second three-pointer to make the score at the half 29-27 in favor of the Bulldogs. The Crusaders shot 33.3% in the first half while Union shot 34.5%. Five of North Greenville's 11 field goals were three-pointers.
- NGU took a one-point lead very early in the second half when Tommy Wade made a three-pointer. The last lead for the Crusaders took place with 16:48 remaining in the game when Daniel Burchette made a layup to give North Greenville a one-point lead again. The Crusaders were forced to play catch-up for the remainder of the game. A dunk by Roderick Howell with 9:56 remaining would cut the deficit to 4. However, Union pulled away again and led by as much as 11. The Crusaders put up one last fight with around three minutes remaining. A three-pointer by Daniko Jackson put NGU within 3 points, but Union once again pulled away to win the game by 10 points. The Crusaders once again had a better second half, shooting 41.9% while Union shot 44.8%.
The Good Guys
- Tommy Wade - 14 Points, 3 Three-Point Field Goals, 8 Rebounds, 3 Steals
- Roderick Howell - 11 Points, 9 Rebounds, 2 Steals
- Daniel Burchette - 11 Points, 5 Rebounds, 2 Assists
- Matt Moore - 11 Points, 5 Rebounds
The Other Team
- Tyree Boykin - 20 Points, 6 Three-Point Field Goals
- KC Goodwin - 14 Points, 6 Rebounds, 7 Assists
- Pedro Da Silva - 12 Points, 12 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Blocks
Next Time Out
- The Crusaders will play in a consolation game Saturday at 3:00 PM.