Crusader defense locks down Brevard attack to secure win
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Crusader defense locks down Brevard attack to secure win

Emily Wampler led the Crusaders with 15 points while Ty Broadwater had a double-double as the Crusaders got their first win of the season over the Brevard College Tornados in Brevard, N.C.

The Crusaders and Tornados traded buckets throughout the first quarter as Broadwater led the attack with six of the team's 15 points while assisting on another basket. The second quarter opened with four more points from Broadwater as the Crusaders took the lead to five points early. The lead hovered around five points while Wampler began to take over the scoring load, scoring 10 of her 15 points in the first half. Erika Cobb's layup took the lead to 10 points before the Tornados went on a 4-0 run to end the half at a score of 33-27 in favor of North Greenville.

The Tornados opened the third quarter the way they ended the second as they cut into the Crusader lead. With 2:17 left in the quarter, the Tornados tied the game at 39-39 and took the lead 18 seconds later. They carried a three point lead into the fourth quarter before the Crusaders began to take the game over.

The Crusaders and Tornados traded the lead early in the fourth quarter before Wampler's jumper gave the lead to North Greenville at a score of 52-50. Chantel Strahorn scored a bucket and was fouled on her next shot, making both her free throws to push the lead to six points. The Tornados wouldn't score again for until the final seconds as the Crusaders pushed the lead to 13 points before taking the victory by a score of 63-52.

Broadwater scored 12 points and collected a 16 rebounds on the night to pace the Crusaders on the boards. Divonnie Powell led the Crusaders with four assists on the night while also contributing 10 points. Strahorn was the only other Crusader in double figures, scoring 13 points on the night.

North Greenville returns to action in Asheville, N.C. as it takes on Warren Wilson College. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. on November 20.