Banner Elk, N.C. – North Greenville used a balanced scoring attack and one of its best offensive performances of the season on Tuesday night to down Lees-McRae College 77-61 in Conference Carolinas action.
The Crusaders claimed four players in double-figures during Tuesday night’s game versus the Bobcats including Cameron Carter who finished the game with 18-points seven rebounds. Divonnie Powell finished with 14-points to go along with seven rebounds as well. Ayano Shelton had 11 for the Crusaders while Karen Donehew had 10.
North Greenville put together one of its finest offensive performances of the season from the field, knocking down 31 of 60 shot attempts from the floor. The Crusaders also used a seven of 14 showing from three-point range to lead by as many as 20-points.
The Crusaders led by three points at halftime but gained control of the game with a strong third quarter exhibition. NGU was 50-perent from the field during the third with six different players getting in on the scoring show. Four players scored four points during the frame while Carter finished with five including knocking down a three pointer.
NGU outscored Lees-McRae by 15-points, leading to a 62-44 advantage as the two squads headed to the fourth. North Greenville’s largest lead of 20-points came with 9:32 left in the fourth quarter.
The win over Lees-McRae is the third league win in a row for the Crusaders who have quickly fought their way back into the playoff hunt after going winless in conference play before a January 10th meeting with Pfeiffer. The Crusaders have now won four of their last six league contests.
The Crusaders will look to keep the streak going on Friday night when they host Erskine College at 5:30pm. NGU will turn around 24-hours later to host Emmanuel College a game also scheduled to start at 5:30 on Saturday.