Central, S.C. — Paced by Cameron Carter and Paulette Addison's 11 points a piece, the North Greenville women's basketball team defeated the Southern Wesleyan Warriors on Saturday, 55-50.
The Crusader defense held the Warriors to 26% shooting from the floor, including a paltry 16.7% from the three-point line, anchoring the team to a victory.
The teams battled back and forth for most of the first quarter as North Greenville held a slim 13-12 edge heading into the second quarter. The Crusader offense broke out in the second, scoring 21 points and holding the Warriors to 11 in the quarter to take a 12 point lead into halftime.
The Warriors spent the third quarter attempting to chip away at the lead but made hardly any progress as Addison and Carter continued to lift the Crusader offense. With a 10 point deficit and one quarter to go, the Warriors made a run to try and steal a win at home. The Crusader lead slowly dwindled as the quarter went on, but some clutch free throw shooting sealed the deal as they left Southern Wesleyan with their second conference win.
Addison finished one rebound short of a double-double, grabbing nine boards to go along with her 11 points. Ty Broadwater pitched in with five points and eight rebounds while Emily Wampler lead the team with four assists. The Crusaders claimed the win despite 17 turnovers thanks in large part to their 44 rebounds and 13-16 mark from the free throw line.
The win takes North Greenville to 4-10 on the season and 2-6 in Conference Carolinas play. The team returns to the court on Jan. 18 to take on Pfeiffer University. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in Misenheimer, N.C.