Newberry, S.C.—The North Greenville Basketball team continued to struggle Tuesday night against Newberry College falling to the wolves 75-54.
The Lady Crusaders were only down seven points heading into Intermission while only shooting 40 percent from the field. North Greenville cut the Newberry lead to just two points five minutes into the second half after a three from Christina Carlis. Carlis also led the Crusaders in scoring with 15 points. Krisceda Cotton also scored in double digits with 13 points.
The Crusaders held the Wolves’ lead to single digits nine minute mark of the second half at which point the Scarlet and Gray went on a 19-8 run during the final nine minutes to seal the victory.
The Crusaders and Wolves were neck and neck in all major categories tonight except for second chance points in which Newberry outscored NGU 18-8. Perhaps the biggest discrepancy was in free throws attempted. Newberry was awarded 41 shots from the charity stripe while North Greenville only visited the line five times. All five of North Greenville’s free throw attempts came in the second half.
The Wolves were 25-41 from the free throw line. The Crusaders were 3-5. NGU will take a day off on Wednesday before returning Thursday for a 5:30 showdown with Wingate College in Hayes Gymnasium.