Tigerville, S.C.—North Greenville shot just 31.9 percent from the field on Saturday afternoon in an 82-69 loss to Erskine College.
The Crusaders led briefly in the first half but the Fleet regained control of the game with 14:10 left in the opening half. NGU kept the lead to single digits, for most the half, but trailed by five at halftime as a last second shot by Emily Wampler missed its mark.
Erskine jumped out to a 17-point lead in the second period, but North Greenville fought back to cut the lead to 10 points with 1:39 left in the game. NGU's comeback attempt would fall short however, as the Fleet went on a 6-3 run in the final minutes of the game to earn the Conference Carolinas win over North Greenville.
Alisha Hope scored 18 points in the final road game of the season, while Emily Wampler finished with 14. Tyler Powers also scored in double figures with 12 points. The Crusaders fell to 11-16 overall and 10-11 in Conference Carolinas play.
The Crusaders will wrap up their regular season on Tuesday night against Southern Wesleyan University in Tigerville. Tipoff between NGU and the Warriors is scheduled for 5:30pm.