Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville came up short in its attempt to trip up the fourth ranked Limestone Saints on Wednesday, falling 59-39.
Cameron Carter led the NGU offense with 17-points to lead all scorers. Ciara Suggs also put together a solid performance off the bench as she scored 10-points and was 3 of 4 from three point range. NGU held the saints under 60-points for only the second time this season and 21-points under their season average of 80.
NGU led early in the game and trailed by just one after the first quarter. Paulette Addison led NGU in the opening frame with six points while Carter added a three pointer.
Limestone began to pull away from the Crusaders in the second quarter however, holding NGU to just two points. An 18-2 run which lasted the entire 10-minutes extended the cushion to 17 as the Saints took a 30-13 advantage into intermission.
The saints would extend the lead to 22-points in the second half and lead by as many as 27 with 2:24 left in the game. The Crusaders would receive a boost from Suggs in the final minutes of the game as she scored her 10 points in the final two minutes of the game, cutting the lead to 20 before time ran out.
The Crusaders fell to 5-15 overall and 3-11 in league play after Wednesday's defeat. NGU will host Pfeiffer University on Saturday afternoon in Hayes Gymnasium. Tip time between The Crusaders and Falcons is scheduled for 2pm.