Due West, S.C. – North Greenville women’s basketball remains in the league playoff race despite falling to Erskine College on Thursday night 71-68.
The Crusaders put together a solid first half, shooting 53.8-percent from the field and 62-percent from three-point range. The hot streak on offense led North Greenville to a one-point advantage at halftime. Mychala Wolfe led NGU in scoring during the first half with 12-points.
North Greenville led for the entire third quarter but couldn’t create any separation from the Fleet who kept NGU’s lead to no more than six points. Erskine would finally make their move with a 10-0 run to open the fourth quarter, leading to a 66-60 advantage.
The Crusaders kept the fleet within striking distance despite trailing for most of the fourth quarter. North Greenville would earn the last possession of the game, taking over after a Fleet free throw gave them a 71-68 lead. The Crusaders would have a couple good looks at the basket in the final 17-seconds.
Karen Donehew would get off a three pointer that came up short. Cameron Carter would rebound Donehew’s miss and dish it to Wolfe who’s final second three-pointer also came up short as the Flying Fleet picked up the loose ball and ran the clock out.
Wolfe finished the game with 14-points and was NGU’s only double-figure scorer. Divonnie Powell and Karen Donehew finished the game with 9-points each. Powell led the team with 11-rebounds.
North Greenville will travel to Belmont Abbey on Saturday for a 2pm tipoff.