Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville Women's Basketball Team overcame a slow first half on offense en route to a 65-42 win over Southern Wesleyan on Senior Night in Hayes Gymnasium.
The Crusaders shot 36 percent in the first half and trailed early in the game as Southern Wesleyan led by as many as 11 in the first period. NGU closed the opening half of play on a 15-1 run in the final four of play to take two-point lead into halftime.
North Greenville would never trail in the second half, as the offense found its stride. North Greenville opened the period in the same way it closed the first, on a 14-2 point run that extended the lead to 41-27.
The Crusaders would shoot 59 percent from the floor in the second half, while SWU dropped to 20 percent. North Greenville's defensive pressure also effected the game as the Warriors turned the ball over 27 times leading to 31 points for the Crusaders.
North Greenville also dominated in the paint, doubling up the Warriors with 28 points compared to just 14 in the lane for Southern Wesleyan. Freshmen Erika Cobb led the way for NGU on Senior Night, scoring 12 points off the bench to lead all scorers. Emily Wampler was next with 11 while seniors Timisty Nelson, Alisha Hope and Amber Martin scored 10, two, and five points respectively.
Wampler also broke the North Greenville season assists record, dishing out five dimes to put her at 126 for the season. North Greenville improved to 11-11 in league play with the post season starting this weekend. NGU will travel to North Carolina to take on Belmont Abbey in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas playoffs.