Belmont, N.C. - Cameron Carter scored a season high 28-points, leading North Greenville to a 69-65 win over Belmont Abbey, Tuesday night in North Carolina.
The Crusaders trailed by as many as 13-points on Tuesday as the Crusaders from Belmont Abbey jumped out to a 20-7 lead with over two minutes left in the first quarter. The lead would balloon to 14-points in the second before NGU put together an 11-2 run to pull to within five.
North Greenville continued to chip away at the Belmont Abbey advantage and even the score at 30-30 as a three pointer from Chantel Strahorn pulled NGU even with BAC with just 3:44 left on the clock in the first half. A two pointer from Abbey would give the Crusaders a 32-30 lead as the two squads headed to the locker room for half time.
NGU would fall behind once again in the third quarter, but continued to scrap, taking the lead for the first time as a three pointer from Erika Cobb made the score 46-45 with 2:25 remaining. Much like the end of the first half, Belmont would gain the advantage as the clock expired, leading 49-46 as the game headed to the fourth quarter.
The comeback looked as if it was going to fall short as Belmont Abbey gained an eight-point edge with under five minutes left to play. Cameron Carter would start the comeback bid for North Greenville with a pair of free throws that cut the lead to six points. NGU then capitalized on its next four possessions including four points from Divonnie Powell to take the team's second lead of the game at 63-62.
Belmont Abbey would cut North Greenville's lead to one point with 25-seconds left on the clock, but Carter and Tyler Powers would secure the win with three free-throws to earn the team's fourth conference win of the season.
Powers finished the night with 15-points while Divonnie Powell tacked on 13-points to help North Greenville's winning cause. The Crusaders turned 26 BAC turnovers into 29-points and shot 39.2 percent from the field.
North Greenville will be back in action on February 13th when the team travels to Banner Elk, North Carolina to take on Lees-McRae College. The Crusaders and Bobcats will tipoff at 2pm.