The North Greenville women (5-5) put together one of their most complete games of the season, but came up one scoring run short as Carson Newman defeated the Crusaders 102-81 in Jefferson City, Tenn.
Carson Newman shot a hot 56% from three-point range on 9-16, which was the difference in the game. NGU Coach Jayne Arledge noted that the Crusaders played their best all around game of the year, but could not catch up. “We played as good as we can play, but every time we’d get close, they’d make a run and go back up by 10 or 12 points,” Arledge said. “We just didn’t have enough firepower to hang with them.”
Christina Carlis (FR McDonough, GA) once again led the Crusaders in scoring with 15 points and she pulled down nine rebounds. Amanda Milner scored 13 points, Whitney Smith had 12, Jaleesa Gladden added 11 points and Jacquetta Golden had eight. Freshman Erin Gray helped NGU control the backboards with 10 rebounds.
NGU will now break for Christmas and the Crusaders’ next game is at home Wednesday, January 7 against Georgetown College at 6:00 p.m. in Hayes Gymnasium.