Spartanburg, S.C.—Six players scored in double figures, including Krisceda Cotton who led all scorers with 15, leading the North Greenville women’s basketball team past Converse College 86-66, to improve to 10-3 on the season.
Tuesday night marked the third straight game in which North Greenville had atleast four players score in double figures. Point Guard Christina Carlis had a solid night banking in 14 points while also registering 7 assists. Karly Stache and Courtney Friddle both scored 12 points, while Timisty Nelson and Aliyah Stokes scored 11 for the Crusaders.
After trailing briefly in the opening minutes, the Crusaders quickly gained the advantage and never trailed in the first half, taking a 9 point advantage to the locker room at intermission. The Crusaders led by as many as 14 in the first period. Converse entered the second half firing on all cylinders and cut NGU’s lead to 1 point, four minutes into the second half.
Two free throws and two layups later however, the Crusaders regained momentum and control, and with 11 minutes left, regained a double-digit lead. The Valkyries battled, and cut NGU’s lead to single digits several times, but the Crusaders remained in control and extended their lead to 18, the largest of the night.
The Crusaders are now 5-0 in league play after Tuesday’s win over Converse, and are currently riding a four game winning streak. They will put their winning streak and undefeated conference record on the line Thursday night, in Charlotte against Queens University. The Crusaders and Royals will tipoff at 2pm.