FURIOUS NGU COMEBACK COMES UP JUST SHORT AGAINST SOUTHERN WESLEYAN
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
FURIOUS NGU COMEBACK COMES UP JUST SHORT AGAINST SOUTHERN WESLEYAN

Strong guard play in the final three minutes keyed a furious North Greenville comeback, but it came up short in the final minute as Southern Wesleyan edged the host Crusaders 81-76 at Hayes Gym in Tigerville. 
NGU freshman guard Karly Stache scored 19 points and knocked down five three-pointers, Nikki Wood added 17 and senior forward Mindy Greenstone played well in place of the injured Amanda Milner by scoring 16 points off the bench to lead NGU.  Chinessia Lee scored a game-high 20 points for SWC and Amber Ryals and Kayla Plantin each had 11 for the Warriors.
NGU fell behind 47-35 at halftime as the Warriors exploited their strong inside game.  Southern Wesleyan powered out to a 17 points lead at 76-59 with 3:21 left after a layup by Lesle Gadson-Johnson.  North Greenville then mounted a vigorous full court press and fought back behind Stache and Wood.  Wood scored eight points and Stache hit two three’s in the final 25 seconds to make the margin closer.  NGU out-scored SWC 17-5 in the final three minutes.  The difference in the game was points in the paint as the Warriors scored 50 of their points in the lane.
North Greenville falls to 10-11 on the season and Southern Wesleyan is now 7-12.
After  road contest at Reinhardt College (GA) Thursday evening, the Crusaders will host Morris College (SC) Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2:00 p.m.