LADY CRUSADERS FALL TO LIMESTONE IN SEASON OPENER
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
LADY CRUSADERS FALL TO LIMESTONE IN SEASON OPENER

Gaffney, S.C.—The North Greenville Women’s Basketball team opened its 2010 regular season Tuesday evening falling to Limestone College 64-48 after shooting just 28 percent from the field.

The Lady Crusaders opened the game with a 6-0 run and held on to a small lead until the two-minute mark when the Saints took a one point lead. NGU seized a one point lead with a minute left but Limestone would battle back to take a one point advantage into intermission.

Limestone extended its lead to three only seconds into the second half before Christina Carlis evened the score at 31 with a three pointer. Limestone broke the 31 all tie with a quick two pointer. The Saints clung to a single digit lead until the nine minute mark of the second half when they extended their lead to 10 (44-34).

Limestone’s largest lead over the Crusaders was 16. The Lady Saints finished the final five minutes of the game on a 13-5 run. “We just couldn’t put the ball in the basket tonight for some reason,” remarked head coach Jayne Arledge after her team made just 17 of 61 shots (27.9%) from the field.

“This just wasn’t a good game for us. We need to improve and we need more determination on offense and defense,” says Arledge. “It was our first game. It’s a long season and we have plenty of time to get better.”

Karly Stache was the offensive leader for NGU with ten points. As a team the Crusaders collected just 17 rebounds.

The Lady Crusaders will rest Wednesday before opening up their 2010 home schedule Thursday night at 5:30pm against Belmont Abbey.