Cokley's career day not enough as NGU falls to Chowan in OT

January 18, 20181st2nd1OT Final
Chowan3635879
North Greenville2645677
Stats at a GlanceCUNGU
FG Percentage.452 (28-62) .382 (21-55)
3P FG Percentage.364 (12-33) .476 (10-21)
FT Percentage.611 (11-18) .862 (25-29)
Offensive Rebounds1110
Defensive Rebounds2526
Total Rebounds3636
Turnovers1111
Steals82
Bench Points1119
LeadersCUNGU
PointsGus Rowland - 22
Jalon Cokley - 33
ReboundsTrevis Buckhanon - 10
Daniel Burchette - 11
AssistsTim Hewett - 5
DJ Brooks - 4
StealsRobert Grubbs - 3
Gus Rowland - 3
Roderick Howell - 1
Daniko Jackson - 1
BlocksDino Muminovic - 4
Kovi Tate - 2
Cokley's career day not enough as NGU falls to Chowan in OT
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Cokley's career day not enough as NGU falls to Chowan in OT

Tigerville, S.C. – The Crusaders erased an 18-point, second-half lead but suffered a heartbreaking 79-77 overtime loss to Chowan University.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 77 / Chowan – 79 (Overtime)
  • Records: NGU 6-11 / Chowan 7 – 8
  • Location: Hayes Gymnasium (Tigerville, South Carolina) 

How it Happened

  • North Greenville jumped out to a five-point lead after a Tommy Wade three-pointer and a pair of free throws from Jalon Cokley.
  • Chowan evened the score at six points a few possessions later and took the lead the next time down the floor on a three-pointer from Robert Grubbs. The Hawks would lead North Greenville until late in the fourth quarter.
  • The Crusaders trailed by 10-points at halftime.
  • North Greenville trailed 65-49 with 10:54 left in the game before its climb back into contention.
  • Daniel Burchette and Jalon Cokley sparked a 20-3 run, capped by a three-pointer from Cokley which earned NGU a one-point lead, the team’s first since the opening minutes of the first half.
  • The Hawks would eventually tie the game at 71-71, leaving North Greenville with the chance to win it at the buzzer but DJ Brooks’ jumper drew rim but fell harmless as the buzzer sounded.
  • Chowan broke a two-minute scoring drought to open up the overtime period with a three-pointer to gain a 74-71 lead.
  • North Greenville cut it to one point on a pair of shots by Brooks at the charity stripe, later tying it at 72-72 on a lay-up from Tommy Wade.
  • Chowan capitalized on its chance to sink the game-winner when Gus Rowland drove right and laid it up over an NGU defender to make it 79-77 with just one second on the clock.
  • NGU inbounded but was unable to get a shot off as the time on the clock ran out.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Jalon Cokley turned in a season and career-high on Thursday, scoring 33-points on eight of 11 shooting. Cokley knocked down seven of eight three-pointers.
  • Daniel Burchette finished the day with 19-points and a team-high 11-rebounds for a double-double.

Inside the Chowan Box Score

  • Gus Rowland led the team with 22-points while Tim Hewett finished with 19-points.
  • Robert Grubbs added 17-points with Dino Muminovic and Trevis Buckhanon added 11 and 10 points respectively.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders travel to Wilson, North Carolina to take on Barton College on January 23rd at 7:30 pm.