Crusaders edged by North Georgia in season opener

November 10, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Greenville1311132461
U. of North Georgia2114191165
Stats at a GlanceNGUUNG
FG Percentage.315 (17-54) .357 (20-56)
3P FG Percentage.267 (4-15) .071 (1-14)
FT Percentage.697 (23-33) .585 (24-41)
Offensive Rebounds1012
Defensive Rebounds2729
Total Rebounds3741
Bench Points2314
PointsKaren Donehew - 19
Mackenzie Darrah - 15
Deana Blankinship - 15
ReboundsElizabeth Trentham - 9
Deana Blankinship - 9
AssistsKaren Donehew - 3
Kara Groover - 6
StealsKaren Donehew - 3
Tyana Saunders - 3
Vanessa Agrusa - 4
BlocksKyli Schmitt - 1
Bree Stoddard - 1
Khara Herring - 1
Elizabeth Trentham - 1
Vanessa Agrusa - 2
Crusaders edged by North Georgia in season opener
Friday, November 10, 2017
Crusaders edged by North Georgia in season opener

Florence, S.C. —North Greenville fought to overcome a slow offensive start on Friday night but came up on the short end of a 65-61 decision to North Georgia.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 61 / UNG– 65
  • Location: Francis Marion University (Florence, South Carolina)
  • Records: North Greenville 0 – 1 / North Georgia 1 – 0

How it Happened

  • North Greenville shot just 31.5-percent as a team but turned it on down the stretch.
  • The Hawks led the entire time, eventually taking a 21-point edge in the fourth quarter when a layup made it 45-24 with 5:30 left in the third period.
  • North Greenville chipped away at the deficit but still trailed by 17 as the third period came to a close.
  • The Crusaders came out firing in the fourth quarter as shots from Ayano Shelton and Karen Donehew sparked an NGU run which cut the lead down to 56-46 with 5:33 left tot play.
  • Shelton would strike again later in the quarter, knocking down a three-pointer to make the score 60-59 as the clock ticked down.
  • The Night Hawks would keep NGU in check though capitalizing on free throws in the final seconds of the game to secure the win.

The Good Guys

  • Karen Donehew and Ayano Shelton led the team as the only double-digit scorers. Donehew led the team with 19-points while Shelton had 12.
  • Elizabeth Trentham added seven points while Briana Mann added seven points off the bench.

The Other Team

  • Mackenzie Darrah and Deana Blankenship led the Nighthawks with 15-points each. Blankenship added a team-high nine rebounds.
  • Amber Skidgel also scored in the double-digits with 11-points.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders will take on Francis Marion at 7:30 pm in Florence.