TIGERVILLE, SC--North Greenville University's women's basketball team celebrated Valentine's Day in style Thursday night in Hayes Gymnasium. The Crusaders routed Morris College 96-61. NGU improves to 12-11 on the season while Morris falls to 7-18. North Greenville participated in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "Think Pink" intiative that raises awareness of breast cancer. NGU players and fans wore pink and many made donations to the Kay Yow/WBCA Breast Cancer Fund.
North Greenville stormed through the first half to a 53-27 lead at the break. The Crusaders shot 69% from the field in the first half. NGU maintained a comfortable lead most of the game. With just over five minutes remaining in the first half, the Hornets closed the gap to eight points, but the Crusaders went on a 20-2 run to close the half.
North Greenville extended its lead to as many as 39 points in the second half.
Every Crusader scored in the game. Amanda Milner paced the Crusaders with 19 points on five of nine shooting from the field and nine of 12 shooting from the free throw line. Milner recorded a double-double by hauling in a game-high ten rebounds. Eboni Davis scored 16 points and dished out five assists. Robin Warner added 12 points, while Nikki Wood and Mindy Greenstone each chipped in 11 points.
Christen Cooper led the Hornets with 13 points, while Tyneshia Eaddy scored 11. Amii Rodgers and Erica Butler each added ten points.
The Crusaders will be back in action Saturday afternoon at Allen University. Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m.