Tigerville, S.C.—North Greenville once again used balanced scoring mixed with high pressure defense to cruise to a 55 point 96-41 win Saturday afternoon over St. Andrews College to improve to 9-3 on the season and 4-0 in conference play.
12 of NGU’s 13 players scored atleast two points, while five Crusaders scored in double figures, including Karly Stache, who led all scorers with 19 points. Alisha Hope registered her second straight doublep-digit performance with 11, while Krisceda Cotton, Ciara Anderson, and Courtney Friddle all scored 10 points.
The Crusaders paired a potent offensive attack with a high pressure, full court defense to force 33 Knight turnovers. Making matters worse for St. Andrews was cold night from the floor. The Knights shot just 33.3 percent from the field while NGU was 42.4 percent from the field. The Crusaders were an impressive 47.6 percent from beyond the three-point arch.
St. Andrews took the opening tip and drove the basket to take a two-point lead to start the game. It would be the Knight’s only lead of the game as NGU took full control. The Crusaders went on 29-8 run to take a 29-10 lead 10 minutes into the first period. North Greenville would extend its advantage to 27 points at intermission. The Knights were held to under 30 points in the first half, as NGU sprinted out to a 49-22 lead.
The second half would be much of the same. North Greenville opened up the second half of play with a 19-10 12 minute run, extending their advantage to 36 points with 12:32 left in the contest. The Crusaders dominated in every major category including points off of turnovers (45), points in paint (46), and bench points (48).
The Crusaders are now 4-0 in league play and will look to continue their three game winning streak on January 10th, when they travel to Spartanburg, South Carolina for a 7pm tipoff with the Valkyries, of Converse College.