Crusaders Overcome 18-Point Deficit to Defeat Southern Wesleyan
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Crusaders Overcome 18-Point Deficit to Defeat Southern Wesleyan

Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville overcame an 18-point deficit on Saturday afternoon en route to a 71-67 win over Southern Wesleyan University.

The Crusaders trailed by just three after one period, but the Warriors outscored NGU 21-8 in the second quarter as they took a 39-23 lead into the locker room. North Greenville shot just 28.6 percent in the first half while SWU shot 52 percent.

North Greenville got back into the mix in the second half as it opened up the third-quarter with an 11-2 run to cut the Southern Wesleyan lead to seven points. The Warriors would continue to lead throughout the third quarter but the Crusaders cut the deficit to just four points as Chantel Strahorn's layup made the score 50-46 as the third quarter expired.

North Greenville finally gained the lead in the fourth quarter as an Elizabeth Trentham three-pointer broke a 52-52 tie. NGU would capitalize on its next four possessions to extend the lead to seven points.

Southern Wesleyan would find itself on the comeback trail late as the Warriors cut North Greenville's lead to one point with 20-seconds left in the game but a turnover and three North Greenville free-throws would seal the comeback win for North Greenville.

Cameron Carter once again led North Greenville with 16-points. Tyler Powers finished with 13-points while Divonnie Powell and Paulette Addison had 12 and 11 points respectively.

North Greenville improved to 10-16 overall and 8-12 in Conference Carolinas play. The Crusaders will travel to Limestone College on February 23rd before returning home for the regular season finale against Lees-McRae on the 26th.