Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville women’s team fell to 13-4 in Conference Carolinas play tonight after falling to Limestone College 74-64, wrapping the home portion of NGU’s regular season schedule.

On senior night, the Crusaders were led by senior Captain Christina Carlis, who led the team with 16 points. Carlis’ 12th of the game was her 1000th career point. Krisceda Cotton was the only other scorer in double figures for NGU with 12 points. Cotton also collected 16 rebounds, securing her another double-double.

The Saints were led by Maria Young, who led all scorers with 26 points. Young was 6 of 14 from behind the arch and 7 of 18 overall.

The Crusaders trailed the entire first period but cut the Saints lead to 6 before intermission. Limestone’s biggest advantage of the 1st half was 11 points. The Crusaders cut into the lead to start the second half, and gained their first lead with 14:54 left in the game.

North Greenville’s biggest lead of the game was 5 points with 11:26 left in the game. Limestone took control for good after going on a 13-2 run which spanned four minutes. With 4:28 left in the game, the Saints led by 12 points. NGU cut the lead to 9 with 1:47 left, but Limestone hit free throws down the stretch, to secure the win.

With the loss to Limestone, the Crusaders drop to 18-7 on the season, with one game left in the regular season, against Lees-McRae on February 21. The Conference Carolinas tournament is scheduled to start a week later on February 26th. The Crusaders and Bearcats will tipoff the regular season finale at 5:30 in Banner Elk, North Carolina.