Tigerville, S.C. - Four players scored in double-figures for the Crusaders as NGU shot a season high 36 three-pointers en route to a 70-52 win over Bob Jones University, Friday night in Hayes Gymnasium.
The Crusaders trailed heading into the second quarter but found a rhythm offensively. Emily Wampler delivered all eight of her first half points in the second period while four other players got in on the scoring action as NGU gained a two point advantage and stretched it to ten with three minutes left in the game. A three pointer from the Bruins would cut the lead to seven with 2:04 left in the first half as NGU carried a 34-27 cushion into intermission.
Neither team was impressive from the floor as both hovered around 38 percent. The Crusaders were 6 of 19 from beyond the arc led by Erika Cobb who was 2 of 2. Wampler also added six points from downtown, as she was 2 of 6. The Bruins edged the Crusaders in rebounding, grabbing 21 boards compared to just 18 for NGU. North Greenville controlled the pace of the game, committing just two turnovers while Bob Jones turned it over seven times.
North Greenville gained further control in the third quarter extending the lead to 13 points. The Crusaders were 8 of 16 from the floor during the period as Cameron Carter deposited eight points to match Wampler's big second quarter. Carter was 2 of three from long range as NGU extended the lead to 55-42. Wampler finished the third with six points while Elizabeth Trentham got in on the action with a three pointer of her own.
NGU's solid offensive showing continued into the fourth period as the Crusaders put together one of its best offensive performances of the year. NGU converted on five of its eight chances in the fourth quarter as it sprinted out to a 70-47 lead. Cameron Carter would give the Crusaders their biggest lead of the night with her fifth three pointer of the night to extend the advantage to 23.
NGU finished with four players in double-figures led by Carter who scored 19 points as she finished 5 of 7 from deep. Emily Wampler had 17 points with four three pointers while Erika Cobb and Elizabeth Trentham had 13 and 10. The Crusaders knocked down 14 of 36 three pointers for 39 percent and 42 percent from the field overall. NGU scored 14 points on 14 BJU turnovers.
NGU improved to 2-5 on the season after Saturday's win, breaking a three game skid. The Crusaders will be back in action on Wednesday night as they wrap up the 2015 home slate with a 5:30 tip against Carson-Newman.