Bristol, TN—North Greenville struggled once again in a Conference Carolinas tilt as King University eased past the Crusaders 80-41, Wednesday night in Bristol.
The Crusaders shot just 28.6 percent from the field and 20.8 percent from three-point range. The Tornado shot just 43.8 percent but scored 36 points off of 30 North Greenville turnovers. Cameron Carter was NGU's only double-figure scorer with 17-points on 5 of 14 shooting.
The night started off right for NGU, which took a 5-2 lead. The Crusaders would then turn the ball over on three consecutive possessions leading to four points for the Tornado who took their first lead of the game at 9-5. The Crusaders would even the score at nine, three minutes later on an Emily Wampler jump-shot but an 11-0 run in the final 1:13 of the first quarter would give King a 20-9 lead.
The lead for King would snowball as NGU struggled to get anything going on the offensive side of the court. 18 of NGU's 30 turnovers came in the third and fourth quarters as the defensive pressure from the Tornado made it difficult for North Greenville to find a rhythm offensively. The Crusaders shot 13, three-pointers in the final two periods but knocked down just three while going 6-23 overall from the field.
The Crusaders will travel to Southern Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon to take on Southern Wesleyan in their next conference tilt. Game time is set for 2pm in Central.