Turnovers plague NGU in loss to Carson Newman
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Turnovers plague NGU in loss to Carson Newman

Tigerville, S.C. - The North Greenville women's basketball team wrapped up the home portion of the 2015 schedule on Wednesday night with an 88-59 loss to Carson Newman College.

The Crusaders cruised to an 8-0 lead to open up but the lead was quickly erased the deficit with a 7-0 run. Cameron Carter would extend the lead to four points with her second three-pointer of the quarter but the Eagles would outscore NGU 12-2 in the final five minutes to take a 19-13 lead into the second.

The second quarter would be all Carson Newman as the Eagles scored the first eight points of the second frame to extend the lead to 27-13. Chantel Strahorn scored NGU's first point of the quarter on a free throw with 5:56 on the clock but North Greenville's first field goal did not come until the 2:35 mark when Elizabeth Trentham cut a once 21-point lead to 19 with a jumper from just inside the three point arc.

The Eagles shot 55 percent in the first half of play while North Greenville pocketed 8 of 20 shots for a 41 percent shooting performance in the first two quarters. The Crusaders continued their hot shooting from three-point range, knocking down 4 of 9 shots from down town.

Carson Newman's offense was even better in the second period as the Eagles shot 55 percent. North Greenville finished the game shooting 41 percent from the field and 43 percent from long distance but struggled with ball control, turning it over 27 times which lead to 35 Carson Newman points.

Cameron Carter led the charge once again offensively as she finished with 19-points while knocking down five of her six three point shots. Ty Broadwater finished with nine points and four rebounds while Strahorn had seven points.

North Greenville falls to 2-6 on the season while the Eagles improved to 6-2. The Crusaders will take on Converse College on December 12th at 2pm before breaking until the New Year.