Junior guard Jacquetta Golden tipped in Christina Carlis’ missed layup with two seconds left to lift the NGU Crusader women (3-0) past Queen’s University 74-73 Thursday night in Charlotte.
The game was tight throughout and NGU led by a narrow 38-37 score at halftime. There were 16 lead changes and Queen’s led by 10 points early in the first half. However, Coach Jayne Arledge switched to a zone that got the Crusaders back in the game. NGU led by one point with 10 seconds left, but fouled. Queen’s made both free throws to give them a 73-72 lead. The Crusaders raced down the court and Carlis missed the game winner, but Golden was there to clinch it for NGU.
Senior center Amanda Milner led NGU with 27 points, Karly Stache had 13, Whitney Smith added 8 and Carlis had seven points.
The Crusaders will next host Limestone College Saturday, Nov. 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Hayes Gymnasium in Tigerville.