Crusaders Stay Hot on Offense, But Fall to Erskine

December 03, 20191st2ndFinal
North Greenville324577
Erskine385189
Stats at a GlanceNGUERSKINE
FG Percentage.426 (29-68) .485 (32-66)
3P FG Percentage.370 (10-27) .519 (14-27)
FT Percentage.818 (9-11) .846 (11-13)
Offensive Rebounds1311
Defensive Rebounds2528
Total Rebounds3839
Turnovers1814
Steals48
Bench Points3823
LeadersNGUERSKINE
PointsJalon Cokley - 17
Trent Smoot Jr. - 23
ReboundsJoe Conley - 9
Jaywaun Washington - 11
AssistsRyan Mobley - 2
Jacob Redding - 2
Jaywaun Washington - 4
Malcolm Green - 4
StealsJacob Redding - 2
Jaywaun Washington - 2
Malcolm Green - 2
BlocksJoe Conley - 2
Jalon Cokley - 2
Jordan Watson - 2
Crusaders Stay Hot on Offense, But Fall to Erskine
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Crusaders Stay Hot on Offense, But Fall to Erskine

The North Greenville Crusaders, who entered the game with a season field goal percentage of .446, were able to keep the offense going, but a solid day on offense by the Erskine Flying Fleet ended with an 89-77 defeat for the Crusaders in Due West, South Carolina. NGU finished the game shooting 42.6 from the field. Jalon Cokley led in points with 17. 

North Greenville began on a strong note, scoring the first five points of the game. Erskine quickly responded with six points take the lead. The lead would switch a few more times before the Flying Fleet connected for a three pointer to lead by four. Nearly two minutes would go by without a point being scored by either team before Erskine put an end to the drought with four straight points to lead 13-7. The Fleet would continue to pull away shortly after by putting together an 8-0 run. Spencer Kirkpatrick would score North Greenville's first points in four minutes with a layup. Late in the half, the Crusaders would carry the momentum and cut the deficit down to three points. However, a three pointer by Erskine in the final seconds put the Flying Fleet back up by six going into halftime.

Erskine would begin the second half with the momentum, scoring the first eleven points to lead 49-34. Mason Zick would score North Greenville's first points nearly four minutes into the half. The Fleet lead was cut down to twelve with nine minutes remaining, but they would open it back up throughout the remainder of the half. A 12-4 run by Erskine put the game on ice as the Crusader deficit would increase to nineteen. NGU did close out the game with a 9-2 run to ultimately fall by twelve points.

The Crusaders will return to action on Saturday, December 7th in Tigerville to take on the Limestone Saints.