Due West, S.C. - North Greenville lost a heartbreaker to Erskine College on Wednesday night as the Flying Fleet survived in a 51-50 decision.
The Crusaders trailed by 14 in the third quarter but the cut the lead to just four as the fourth quarter began. Chantel Strahorn then nailed a three pointer to even the score at 40, the first tie of the game since the opening minutes. NGU then went on the offensive, taking a four point lead with 2:23 left in the game. It was the team's first advantage since the 6:44 mark of the first period.
North Greenville held off the Fleet until there was 1:29 left on the game clock as two free throws pulled Erskine even to the Crusaders at 47-47. The Fleet would go on to take a four point lead with seven seconds left. Tyler Powers would nail a three pointer with four seconds left but the clock would run out on NGU, ending the hope of a comeback win.
Cameron Carter led NGU with 15-points while Powers finished with nine. Ty Broadwater collected 10-rebounds. The Crusaders shot just 31 percent from the field, Wednesday night, and 15.4 percent from three point range. The Fleet also struggled, hitting just 31 percent of their shots.
The Crusaders will host Emmanuel College, Saturday at 2pm in Hayes Gymnasium.