Lady Crusaders win second straight game; tame Tigers with late-game free throws
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Lady Crusaders win second straight game; tame Tigers with late-game free throws

Tigerville, S.C. - In a rematch with the Lady Tigers of Voorhees College, the North Greenville Lady Crusaders used an 11-4 run in the first seven minutes of the second half to build a double-digit lead and Nikki Wood<http://www.ngcrusaders.com/profile.asp?playerID=345> hit three clutch free throws in the final minute and Voorhees missed a potential game-winning three-pointer as the Lady Crusaders to a 60-58 victory.

“I am thankful we had a two point lead late in the game,” head coach Jayne Arledge<http://www.ngcrusaders.com/profile.asp?playerID=32> said after the game. “We will be happy with this win and go on to the next game on Tuesday.” North Greenville, undersized in comparison to the Lady Tigers, used hot outside shooting to build a 30-27 halftime lead. The Lady Crusaders did not trail in the first half, thanks in part to 13 first half points by sophomore guard Karly Stache<http://www.ngcrusaders.com/profile.asp?playerID=866>. Leading the way for the Lady Crusaders was senior Whitney Smith<http://www.ngcrusaders.com/profile.asp?playerID=348> who scored eight of her team-high 14 points in the second half. Wood and Stache each finished the game with 13 points and Christina Carlis<http://www.ngcrusaders.com/profile.asp?playerID=868> scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds. North Greenville (9-11) will travel to Bristol, TN to take on King College on Tuesday, Feb.2 at 6 p.m. The Lady Crusaders next home game will be against in-state rival Southern Wesleyan University on Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Hayes Gymnasium.