Tigerville, S.C. -- North Greenville women’s basketball celebrated head coach Jayne Arledge’s 36-year career on Saturday with a 77-56 win over Lees-McRae College.
The Crusaders dominated throughout the game, going 14-7 in the first quarter. Karen Donehew, started the night off with 5 of her team high 22-points. The Crusaders held the Bobcats to seven points in each of the two quarters, forcing 16-turnovers in the opening half.
In the beginning of the second half, the Bobcats tried to start rolling by cutting the 24-point deficit to only 20. The Crusaders did not give much way with Elizabeth Trentham and Divonnie Powel both scoring double digit numbers, 10 and 12 respectively. The Lady Crusader’s defense pressured the Bobcats into a 32.3% FG percentage while NGU shot 43.5%.
Seniors Alicia Jones who had 11 points ad 8 rebounds to go with 4 assists and Ciara Suggs who also had four points added to NGU’s 60-31 lead.
After the game North Greenville recognized head coach Jayne Arledge for her 36 years of coaching and teaching at North Greenville University. She will be retiring from the game at seasons end and Associate Head Coach Willis Holliday will take over.
The Lady Crusaders (12-14 overall, 9-11 CC) will host their final home game of the season against Belmont on Tuesday afternoon 5:30 p.m.