Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bristol, Tenn.—The North Greenville women’s basketball team added another conference win to its resume’ on Thursday night as the Crusaders rallied past the King College Tornado 69-58, sweeping the season series with the Tornado.

Karly Stache led all scorers with 21 points for the Crusaders hitting 5 of her 6 attempts from behind the three-point arch. Krisceda Cotton fell one rebound short of her second consecutive double-double with 12 points and 9 rebounds, and Christina Carlis added 10 points.

King led much of the first half, but the scrappy Crusaders battled back to take a 10-point lead into intermission. The Crusaders would never trail again, using 17 King turnovers to post 16 points. The Crusaders also dominated the Tornado in the paint racking up 36 points, while the North Greenville bench tallied 20.

“We are very happy to get this win, we don’t usually play well here,” said head coach Jayne Arledge. “King is much improved, and they did a great job shutting us down in the middle. Our 3 point shooting bailed us out tonight, and our reserves came in and hit some big shots. We are happy to get home and play 3 in a row in Tigerville.”

The Crusaders are now 10-2 in league play and 15-5 overall. The Crusaders will lace up again on Saturday at 2pm, in a conference tilt with Coker College. The game against the Cobras will open a three game home stand for NGU which concludes on February 8th