Crusaders drop fourth straight
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Crusaders drop fourth straight

Wilson, N.C. - NGU dropped its fourth straight game on Saturday, coming out on the short end of a 75-60 decision to Barton College.

Tyler Powers led the Crusaders with 19-points, going 5 of 12 from three-point range. Cameron Carter ended the day with 12-points. The Crusaders shot 34.4 percent from the field as a team.

The Crusaders trailed by as many as 18-points in the first half as the Bulldogs opened up a 30-12 lead. The scoring picked up for NGU midway through the second period though, chipping away at the Barton lead as the bulldogs led by just 10 at halftime.

North Greenville continued to claw back into the game in the opening minutes of the third period, starting the second half with a 10-2 run to even the score at 43-43. Barton fought back though and eventually regained a six-point edge as the quarter came to an end.

NGU looked poised to make a comeback as Elizabeth Trentham knocked down a three pointer less than a minute into the fourth quarter to cut the Barton Lead to 53-50. The Bulldogs answered the three-pointer with a 12-2 run to create some separation as the Crusaders ran of gas and the bid for a comeback win fell short.

The Crusaders are now 5-15 on the season and 3-10 in Conference Carolinas play. North Greenville will host the 5th ranked Limestone Saints on Wednesday night at 5:30pm.