Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville women's basketball halted a four game losing skid on Saturday with a 61-50 win over Pfeiffer University.
The Crusaders secured the lead early in the first period and led by as many as nine through the first two quarters. The Falcons cut the lead to one point with 9:02 left in the first half but the Crusaders answered with a 10-2 run to regain an eight-point edge. NGU headed to the locker rooms with a seven-point lead.
The Falcons took their first lead of the game in the third quarter as a three-pointer from Shontai Totten gave Pfeiffer a 34-31 edge. The Crusaders would scored on their next two possessions as layups from Divonnie Powell and Cameron Carter would put NGU on top 35-34.
NGU would trail once more in the game, but only by one point, and only for a brief moment as the Falcons took a 40-39 advantage with a three pointer, 11 seconds into the third period. The Crusaders then stormed out to a 56-40 lead after scoring 16-unanswered points. Cameron Carter scored eight-points and knocked down two, three-pointers during the run while Elizabeth started the run with a three of her own.
Pfeiffer would chip away and cut the advantage to nine-points with 2:37 left in the game but the Crusaders buried the Falcons with scores in two of their last three possessions to earn the home Conference Carolinas win.
Carter continued to lead the North Greenville offense as she scored 24-points and was 3 of 7 from three point range. Carter also collected eight rebounds and had three assists. Trentham finished the day with 10-points while Divonnie Powell led the Crusaders with nine rebounds.
The Crusaders improved to 6-15 overall and 4-11 in league play after Saturday's victory. NGU will travel to Belmont Abbey College on February 9th to take on the other Crusaders in a 5:30 tipoff.