Crusaders upended by North Georgia in season opener

November 11, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Georgia1516212173
North Greenville149121146
Stats at a GlanceUNGNOR
FG Percentage.450 (27-60) .268 (15-56)
3P FG Percentage.071 (1-14) .182 (4-22)
FT Percentage.667 (18-27) .706 (12-17)
Offensive Rebounds139
Defensive Rebounds3424
Total Rebounds4733
Turnovers1522
Steals58
Bench Points258
LeadersUNGNOR
PointsKelsey Hutchins - 30
Karen Donehew - 17
ReboundsTEAM - 9
Divonnie Powell - 8
AssistsAmber Skidgel - 3
Karen Donehew - 1
Divonnie Powell - 1
Mychala Wolfe - 1
Elizabeth Trentham - 1
Briana Mann - 1
Cameron Carter - 1
StealsMaddie Hetzel - 1
Mackenzie Darrah - 1
Alli Jones - 1
Jordan Livesay - 1
Julie McKie - 1
Divonnie Powell - 2
BlocksJordan Livesay - 1
Shayna Lawrence - 1
Crusaders upended by North Georgia in season opener
Friday, November 11, 2016
Crusaders upended by North Georgia in season opener

Due West, S.C. – Karen Donehew led North Greenville with 17-points in her first collegiate start while Cameron Carter added 11-points in NGU’s 73-46 loss to North Georgia on Friday night to open the 2016-2017 season.

The first half action remained close until the closing minutes. NGU led for much of the first quarter but the Nighthawks grabbed a slim 15-14 advantage as the period came to an end. The Crusaders would face a larger deficit in the second period as North Georgia took advantage of a three-minute scoring drought with a 10-0 run. NGU trailed 31-23 at intermission.

The Hawks outscored the Crusaders 21-12 in the third quarter to pad their advantage. North Greenville’s offense continued its struggles heading into the fourth quarter as North Georgia opened the period on a 5-0 run en-route to a 27-point victory.

The Crusaders shot just 26.8 percent from the field during Friday’s game while the Nighthawks hit 45-percent of their shots. Divonnie Powell led North Greenville with eight rebounds and two steals on the defensive end of the floor.

North Greenville falls to 0-1 on the season after Friday’s setback. The Crusaders will take on Francis Marion on Saturday at 5pm in Due West, South Carolina to wrap up the Conference Carolinas Peach Belt Challenge