Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville controlled the game for all but the fourth quarter on Tuesday night as the Converse College Valkyries escaped Tigerville with a 77-74 victory over the Crusaders.
North Greenville led by as many as 13-points during Tuesday night's Conference Carolinas tilt, but could not put the visiting Valkyries away. The Crusaders led at the half, and carried the advantage all the way into the fourth quarter as Elizabeth Trentham's jumper with four seconds left earned NGU a 57-48 lead despite being outscored by four points in the third period.
North Greenville would hold off the Converse surge until the 4:19 mark when the Valkyries took the lead for the first time since the 4:55 mark of the opening quarter. NGU would regain the lead by three points on a Tyler Powers three pointer but Converse would capitalize on its next three touches to take the lead for good.
The Valkyries would stretch their edge to six points before NGU cut the lead to 77-74 with seven seconds left in the game. The Crusaders had the chance to tie the game after a missed free throw from Converse but an NGU turnover with two seconds left on the clock would hand the ball back to Converse which swept North Greenville for the first time in a single season.
Cameron Carter led NGU with 21-points while Tyler Powers had her best game since returning to the court with 16. Both Powers and Carter knocked down five three pointers. Trentham also finished the night in double-figures with 11 points while Ty Broadwater led all players with 13-rebounds.
NGU is now 5-12 on the season and 3-8 in league play while Converse improved to 3-12 and 2-9. North Greenville will travel to Mount Olive on Saturday to take on the Trojans at 5:30pm.