Carrollton, Ga.—Whitney Smith and Christina Carlis both scored 10 points to lead the Crusaders but the Wolves of West Georgia proved to much beating the North Greenville women’s basketball team 67-55.
The Crusaders went into halftime trailing by 11 points to the wolves as they lead the entire opening period. North Greenville came out firing in the second mounting a comeback. The Lady Crusaders pulled to within one of West Georgia riding the momentum of an 18-8 run to open the second half and would take their first and only lead of the game at 44-43 with 9:42 left in the game.
UWG shattered any hopes of a comeback win however with 24-11 run in the last nine minutes of the contest. North Greenville was lead by senior guard Whitney Smith who scored 10 points and Cristina Carlis who also accounted for 10 points. Krisceda Cotton led NGU collecting 6 total rebounds.
“I feel like we played a little better this game,” remarked head coach Jayne Arledge, “I feel like we competed very well. We shot better. Free throws hurt us tonight.” North Greenville shot 10 percent from the free throw line going 10 of 20.
The Lady Crusaders will return to the court Saturday January 16th on the road at Hiwassii College followed by a home game Monday night January 18 at 6pm against Reinhardt.