Amanda Milner scored 23 points and Christina Carlis added 14 to lead the North Greenville women (9-7) past local rival Southern Wesleyan 67-65 in Central Tuesday evening.
Milner, who went over the 20 point mark for the fifth time this season, was backed by Carly Stache, Mindy Greenstone and Whitney Smith who each scored eight points.
Coach Jayne Arledge said the game was a “nail-biter” all the way with numerous lead changes throughout. Smith tied the scored at 65-65 with 50 seconds left when she one of two free throws. Southern Wesleyan missed a shot that was rebounded by NGU. They Crusaders then ran a play for Milner and she scored with 10 seconds left to create the final margin. SWU tried a desperation shot at the buzzer that was off the iron.
NGU will next play at Morris College Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and will host area rival Brevard College at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Hayes Gym.