NGU Unable to Calm Tornado

February 06, 20181st2ndFinal
King University464591
North Greenville353368
Stats at a GlanceKINGNGU
FG Percentage.544 (31-57) .400 (24-60)
3P FG Percentage.469 (15-32) .313 (10-32)
FT Percentage.875 (14-16) .588 (10-17)
Offensive Rebounds1018
Defensive Rebounds2217
Total Rebounds3235
Turnovers69
Steals42
Bench Points3822
LeadersKINGNGU
PointsJordan Floyd - 25
Jalon Cokley - 21
ReboundsMack Owens - 6
TEAM - 7
AssistsJordan Floyd - 6
Daniel Burchette - 3
Tommy Wade - 3
StealsDesmond Davis - 2
Tommy Wade - 1
Jalon Cokley - 1
BlocksShon'Dre Dukes - 3
Daniel Burchette - 1
Roderick Howell - 1
Moses Merritt - 1
NGU Unable to Calm Tornado
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
By Alan Kahaly
NGU Unable to Calm Tornado

Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville was the victim of a strong night of three-point shooting by the King Tornado, who made 15 out of 32 shots from behind the arc (46.9%), which accounted for nearly half of King's points. The Crusaders kept the score fairly close thanks to 21 second chance points, but a cold second half allowed the Tornado to pull away in the end. Jalon Cokley led NGU in points with 21.

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 68 / King - 91
  • Records: NGU 9-13, 5-8 CC / KU 14-9, 9-4 CC
  • Location: Tigerville, S.C. (Hayes Gymnasium)

How it Happened

  • North Greenville showed that they were up for the challenge in the first half with a 50% field goal percentage. After King jumped to a 10-3 lead, NGU fought right back and scored the next five points. A run by the Tornado allowed them to build their lead up to 10 points with 3:47 remaining in the first half. NGU closed the gap slightly, but King was able to add to it with a three-pointer with five seconds remaining to put them up by eleven at the half. Jalon Cokley led NGU in the first half with 17 points.
  • The Crusaders quickly cut the deficit down to eight to begin the second half, but King took over and never looked back. KU scored seven three-pointers in seven minutes to take a twenty point lead with 9:57 remaining. North Greenville continued to fight, but lost 91-68 in the end.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Jalon Cokley had a strong performance with 21 points and 4 rebounds.
  • DJ Brooks scored 13 points. He also recorded 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
  • Tommy Wade recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Inside the King Box Score

  • Jordan Floyd had a strong night with 25 points including 5 three-pointers. He also had 6 assists.
  • Je'Dong Young scored 18 points with twelve of those points coming from three-point range.
  • Kalen Clifton recorded 14 points.

Next Time Out

  • Next up for NGU is a nonconference matchup Thursday night against the Rams of Columbia International University.