Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville Women’s Basketball team suffered its first home loss of the 2010 season Saturday night falling to Queens University 60-51.
The game between the Lady Crusaders and Royals was a back and forth match that saw 13 lead changes and seven ties. North Greenville’s biggest lead of the night was eight points with 11:42 left in the game.
The Crusaders jumped out to a six point lead early in the first half. Karly Stache, who led wall scorers with 20 points, was involved early and often. In the first half Stache was five of eight from the field in the first half for 17 points, 15 of which came from behind the arch. She finished six of nine.
The Crusaders however went into the intermission trailing Queens 29-16. The North Greenville jumped ahead of the Royals in the early moments of the second half. Erin Gray Gray opened the second half scoring for NGU cutting the Queens lead to one pointjust 20 seconds into the half. Gray hit the go ahead layup about a minute later to put the Lady Crusaders up by one point.
North Greenville held the lead until the 7:02 mark when Queens tied the game at 45. After two minutes of scoreless basketball the Lady Royals took a two point lead before NGU evened the score again. With four minutes left in the game Queens retook the lead and would go ahead to hold on for the nine point victory.
With the loss North Greenville falls to 1-2 on the season. The next game for the Lady Crusaders will be Tuesday at 6pm against local rival Southern Wesleyan.