Offensive struggles hamper Crusaders in loss to King

February 22, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Greenville251819151
.293Hitting Pct..196
99Total Attacks102
Jeff Sprayberry - 16
KillsBen Hamsho - 16
Nick Drooker - 40
AssistsAlexander Schinzing - 40
Jeff Sprayberry - 2
Eddie Moushikhian - 2
AcesAaron Campbell - 2
Ben Hamsho - 2
Matthew McManaway - 2
Jeff Sprayberry - 7
DigsDustin King - 13
Jon Wheaton - 5
BlocksMatthew McManaway - 7
Offensive struggles hamper Crusaders in loss to King
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Offensive struggles hamper Crusaders in loss to King

Tigerville, S.C. – Ben Hamsho pounded out 16-kills on Wednesday night in North Greenville’s 3-1 loss to King University.

Hamsho turned in an impressive performance, committing just one error on 25 total attempts. He finished the night hitting .600 to lead all players with at least four attempts. Matthew McManaway joined Hamsho with 12-kills of his own but it was all for not as the Crusaders fell to the league’s second ranked Tornado.

The night started out ideal for NGU which was looking to add a fifth conference win. The Crusaders jumped out to a big lead in the first set as a service error from the Tornado gave NGU a 16-14 edge. King cut the lead to one point but the Crusaders finished the game on a 6-1 run to earn a 25-19 lead.

The Tornado bounced back in the second frame as North Greenville’s offense began to faulter. The Crusaders had 15-kills in the second but committed nine-errors. The Tornado countered with their best showing of the night, hitting .421 en route to a 25-18 win over NGU.

The Crusaders’ struggles continued in the third and fourth sets as they had just 115-kills combined to go along with 10-errors. The Tornado finished the night with 47-kills compared to 41 for NGU. The Tornado earned wins of 25-19 and 25-15 to drop North Greenville to 4-4 in league play.

The Crusaders fell to 4-19 overall on the season after Wednesday’s loss. North Greenville will travel to Lees-McRae on February 25th for a 7pm first serve.