NGU Downed by Erskine
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
NGU Downed by Erskine

Tigerville, S.C. - Women's basketball had its three-game win streak snapped on Wednesday night after a 64-59 loss to Erskine College.

The first half saw 13 lead changes with just two ties, as neither team was able to gain a stranglehold on the lead. The Crusaders earn the final advantage of the half after a jumper by Ty Broadwater would give NGU a 28-27 lead. The Crusaders would take a 31-29 advantage to the locker room.

The Crusaders would lead for most of the third quarter until the final minutes as the Flying Fleet gained their first lead of the second half as a jumper with 48 seconds left gave them a three point lead.

Erskine would build its advantage to nine points with 5:42 left in the game, but NGU would battle back to within one as Divonnie Powell drove the basket and scored to make the count 60-59. NGU would find itself down by three after a pair of free throws, and would have a chance to tie the game late but a three pointer with four seconds left in the game came up long, allowing the Fleet run out the clock.

The Crusaders got 14-poitns out of Cameron Carter and 11-points from Chantel Strahorn. Tyler Powers also finished in double-figures with 10-points as she was 3-11 from three-point range. Powers also collected 11-rebounds to give her, her first double double of the season. Ty Broadwater led all players in rebounding with 13.

North Greenville will play host to Emmanuel College on Friday afternoon at 4pm. The Crusaders will then host Southern Wesleyan Saturday afternoon at 2pm.