KRISCEDA COTTON SCORES 29 POINTS TO LEAD CRUSADERS PAST WARRIORS
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
KRISCEDA COTTON SCORES 29 POINTS TO LEAD CRUSADERS PAST WARRIORS

Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville women’s basketball team improved to 3-1 on the season for the second time in four years Tuesday night after an 88-77 win over Southern Wesleyan.

Krisceda Cotton led the offensive charge for NGU scoring 29 points while collecting 9 rebounds. It was her second straight 20-point performance. Karly Stache also had her best game thus far with a 20-point performance. Cotton was 11-18 from the field and 7-9 from the charity stripe.

The Crusaders led by as many as 11 points in the first half but the Warriors cut NGU’s lead to 4 before halftime. Both teams hovered around 40% shooting in the first period of play. The Crusaders shot 47% while SWU shot 42%.

In the second half, the Crusaders and warriors swapped the lead five times. No team had a lead bigger than four points until the final minutes of the game.

With 4:47 left in the game, the Crusaders pulled ahead for good with a Karly Stache three-point play, which put NGU 74-71. The Crusaders went on a 14-6 run to close out the game.

The Crusader defense once again had a solid night on the court forcing 20 Warrior turnovers. North Greenville also outrebounded SWU 44-32.

After a 2-0 performance in the NCCAA Classic, the Crusaders will take a 7 day break before returning to the court for a November 29, matchup with Belmont Abbey. The two teams, who share the name Crusaders, will tipoff at 5:30pm in Belmont, North Carolina.