COLD SHOOTING NGU WOMEN EDGED BY MORRIS (SC)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
COLD SHOOTING NGU WOMEN EDGED BY MORRIS (SC)

The North Greenville women (9-8) shot a meager 24% from the field in the first half and Morris College fought off a furious Crusader second half comeback as the Hornets won 80-67 in Sumter, SC.

 

Morris took a 44-29 halftime lead after one of NGU’s coldest shooting halves of the season.  However, the Crusaders fought back to trail by 10 points with less than three minutes to play.  Amanda Milner (SR Clover, SC), who scored 15 points in the game for the Crusaders, missed a lay up and NGU could get no closer.

 

Freshman Karly Stache (FR Louisville, TN) scored 18 points and Nikki Wood (JR Spartanburg, SC) added 10.

 

“We couldn’t throw it in the ocean in the first half,” Crusader head coach Jayne Arledge said.  “We dug a really big hole and did everything we could to get back in it, but just couldn’t get it under 10 points.  It was a pretty aggressive game and the officials let us play.  We just had an off shooting night.”

 

NGU will next host rival Brevard College at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Hayes Gym in Tigerville.