Central, S.C.—Five players scored in double figures as NGU shot 54 percent from the field in the second half, leading the Crusaders to a 77-62 win over Southern Wesleyan University, Tuesday night in Conference Carolinas action.
Timisty Nelson led all scorers with 18 points for North Greenville while also collecting 10 rebounds for her second consecutive double-double. Alisha Hope scored 15 points, while Tyler Powers and Cortney Williams both finished with 12.
North Greenville gained control of the game midway through the first half, as Erika Cobb sparked a14-2 run to give the Crusaders a 29-15 advantage. The Crusaders would lead by double-digits until the final two minutes when the Warriors would cut North Greenville's lead to seven with a layup at the buzzer, sending NGU to the locker room with a 36-29 lead at intermission.
The Crusaders would come out in the second half, firing on all cylendars, doubling its lead to 18 points after taking a 38-29 lead to open the second period. North Greenville would go on to put together one of its best offensive halves of the season, leading by as many 21 points over the home standing Warriors. The Crusaders would out rebound SWU 46-33, while turning 14 turnovers into 16 points.
The win over SWU is the second win in a row for the Crusaders who continue to battle for one of eight, league playoff spots. NGU, now 9-13 overall and 8-8 in league play, travel to Mount Olive on Saturday for a 2pm tipoff with the Trojans in North Carolina.