Crusaders on short-end of non-conference battle with Lee

November 18, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Greenville1014141452
Lee University1912181463
Stats at a GlanceNGULU
FG Percentage.404 (23-57) .339 (20-59)
3P FG Percentage.250 (3-12) .263 (5-19)
FT Percentage.429 (3-7) .667 (18-27)
Offensive Rebounds514
Defensive Rebounds2930
Total Rebounds3444
Turnovers2017
Steals510
Bench Points1021
LeadersNGULU
PointsKaren Donehew - 17
Cheeks - 14
ReboundsBailey Breazeale - 8
Walsh - 9
AssistsKaren Donehew - 3
Long - 3
StealsAyano Shelton - 3
Lentz - 3
BlocksBailey Breazeale - 4
Walsh - 2
Cheeks - 2
Widenski - 2
Crusaders on short-end of non-conference battle with Lee
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Crusaders on short-end of non-conference battle with Lee

Cleveland, TN—Karen Donehew led North Greenville in scoring for the fourth consecutive game on Saturday but NGU was once again on the short-end of a 63-52 decision to the Flames of Lee University.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 52 / Lee – 63
  • Location: Lee University (Cleveland, Tennessee)
  • Records: NGU 0-4 / Lee 4-0

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders fell behind early as the Flames set the tone with a 5-0 run.
  • Karen Donehew got NGU on the board with a jumper but the Lee answered with an 11-2 run to take a 16-4 advantage. The Crusaders cut the deficit to nine points at the end of the quarter.
  • The lead was then trimmed to three points in the second frame before Ayano Shelton knocked down a three-ball to even it at 19-19.
  • Lee would grab a quick one-point edge, knocking down the front half of a pair of free throws but North Greenville responded on the next possession with a three-pointer from Kathleen Rodgers, giving the Crusaders their first lead of the game at 22-20.
  • The final six minutes of the first half saw two ties and a lead change. The Flames finished the period on an 8-0 run to take a 31-24 lead.
  • The Crusaders kept it close in the third frame but were unable to pull closer than five points as the Flames were able to respond to each North Greenville run.
  • The lead for Lee swelled to as many as 13-points when Carrie Cheeks opened the fourth with a layup to make it 51-38.
  • The Crusaders continued to battle though as Donehew and Rodgers connected on back-to-back possessions to make it 51-45.
  • The Flames once again answered though, eventually taking a 61-47 lead with 4:01 left.
  • NGU had chances, in the end, to fight back to even but a two-minute scoring drought in the final three minutes cost the Crusaders as the Flames were able to weather NGU’s comeback attempt.

The Good Guys

  • Karen Donehew led all scorers with 17-points with six rebounds and three assists.
  • Savannah Hughes and Bailey Breazeale had eight points for the Crusaders. Breazeale led the team with eight rebounds.

The Other Team

  • Carrie Cheeks finished the day with 14-points to lead the Flames.
  • Erin Walsh finished with 11-points and a game-high nine rebounds.

Next Time Out

  • North Greenville opens up its home and Conference Carolinas schedule with a 5:30 pm game against Erskine College in Hayes Gymnasium.