Due West, S.C. – North Greenville women’s basketball came up short in its search for the first win of the season on Saturday after a 75-50 loss to Francis Marion.
Karen Donehew led North Greenville in scoring for the second straight game with 13-points on 6 of 15 shooting. Divonnie Powell was the only other scorer in double-figures for the Crusaders with 10-points. Powell also led the Crusaders with nine rebounds and three assists.
NGU’s offense struggled for the second night in a row, shooting just 37.7-percent for the game. The Patriots took advantage of the cold shooting, racing out to a 20-8 lead after the first quarter. Francis Marion would out-score the Crusaders 22-12 in the second period to take a 42-20 lead into halftime.
The Crusaders put together a small run to open up the first half as a 6-2 burst cut the Francis Marion lead to 18. The Patriots defense was the difference maker though as they forced 25 North Greenville turnovers, resulting in 27-points. FMU also dominated the paint, outscoring the Crusaders 32-16.
The Crusaders fall to 0-2 on the season following the weekend action. NGU will travel to Mars Hill on November 16th for a 6pm tipoff with the Lions.